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Access to electricity and its impact on respiratory diseases: A study of children in Tanzania
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper examines whether access to electricity has an impact on acute respiratory infections for children in Tanzania aged 0-5 years old. A standard OLS regression model is conducted on a dataset including variables from five different, yearly based, household surveys conducted in Tanzania. The results found are rather limited but a slight correlation is found between acute respiratory disease within the gender group girls as well as for children living in rural areas. The weak results are due to a low electrification rate in the country and more research on the topic is recommended when Tanzania has reached a higher and more stable level of electrification.

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Tanzania, electricity access, acute respiratory infection, child health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275187OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-275187DiVA: diva2:899163
Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-02-01 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

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