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Explaining the role of parental education in the regional variations in infant mortality in India

Using data from the National Family Health Survey (2005–06), this study examines the effect of parental education and the related factors (mother’s...

What determines learning among Kinh and ethnic minority students in Vietnam? An analysis of the Round 2 Young Lives Data

An analysis of the Young Lives data collected in 2006, involving a younger cohort (aged 5) and an older cohort (aged 12), yields three important findings...

China’s seasonal influenza vaccination policy in a post-health care reform era

Vaccination is recognised as one of the most effective ways to combat seasonal influenza—a disease that exerts significant social and economic costs, yet...

Water, sanitation and hygiene: moving the policy agenda forward in the post-2015 Asia

Despite rapid economic growth in Asia, serious health, nutrition and development gaps persist, including inadequate services and inequitable access in the...

South Korea’s global health outreach through official development assistance: analysis of aid activities of South Korea’s leading aid agencies, 2008–2012

Although South Korea is one of the newest members to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee in...

Strengthening trade and health governance capacities to address non-communicable diseases in Asia: challenges and ways forward

Trade liberalisation is a driver of the rising burden of non-communicable diseases in Asia through its role in facilitating the growth of the region’s...

China's role in Asia's Free Trade Agreements

A new wave of regional trade negotiations have sprung up in the Asia-Pacific region. China faces challenges and opportunities simultaneously. On the one...

The political economy of mental health in Vietnam: key lessons for countries in transition

Among low- and middle-income countries, there is evidence that populations experiencing rapid political and economic transition have particularly high...

Economic structure, social risks and the challenges to social policy in Macau, China

Welfare state is often perceived as a response to help people coping with shocks caused by economic down turn. However, as argued by Hamnett, welfare...

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation in Indonesia

In 1990, 30 per cent of Indonesian population had no access to improved drinking water source. Almost 65 per cent lacked access to improved sanitation—and...

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