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CNN News October 30, 2018

Gender inequality linked to deaths of girls under 5, new analysis says | CNN

The more unequal a society is, the more deaths there are among girls under the age of 5 compared with boys the same age, especially in lower- and middle-income countries, a new analysis finds.

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BMJ Glob Health OCTOBER 30, 2018

Girls' hidden penalty: analysis of gender inequality in child mortality with data from 195 countries

N Iqbal et al

The more gender unequal a society is, the more girls are penalised in terms of their survival chances, in particular in low-income and middle-income countries. In order t …

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