Joseph Flavian Gomes is an Assistant Professor at the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), University of Navarra. His primary fields of interest are development economics and political economy. His current research focuses on the political economy of ethnic diversity, and the effects of gender prejudice on gender inequality in health outcomes. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University Carlos III of Madrid and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Essex prior to joining Navarra.
Maternal mortality and gender prejudice
22 Feb 2016
While maternal mortality has fallen sharply in the last decade, it remains unnecessarily high at about 800 deaths a day worldwide. Moreover, there is enormous variation in levels and rates of decline across countries, even after accounting for differences in income. This column discusses new evidence showing that gender prejudice explains a significant part of this variation.
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