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Obstacles to birth registration in Niger: estimates from a recent household survey

Despite progress made towards increasing birth registration rates over the last dozen years, almost one in two children may still not get registered at birth in Niger according to a recent nationally representative household survey. What can be done to improve birth registration rates? This paper relies on a simple approach to measure how solving various obstacles to birth registration faced by parents could help increase birth registration rates. Controlling for other factors affecting birth registrations, the analysis relies on local-level reasons declared by households for not registering their children.

Quentin Wodon; Ali Yedan
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
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Disponible en anglais seulement