The Role of Women's Education in the Rate of Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Keitzman, Kerry
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University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University
Infant mortality is a sad reality that the entire world faces. However, some regions and countries experience it more at higher rates than others. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the regions that unfortunately experiences some of the highest rates of infant mortality around the world. Looking at past research has shown a strong correlation between female education and lowering infant mortality. This study will take a deeper look at the relationship between the two. This is a cross-national, comparative study looking at the rate of change in infant mortality from 2007 to 2017. Access to clean water, war and conflicts, and foreign aid are other important factors that can give us much needed answers to the questions that we have
Liberal Arts, Female education, infant mortality, Sub-Saharan Africa