Recent reports that infants now die at a higher rate in Venezuela than in war-torn Syria were, sadly, unsurprising—the results of socialist economics are predictable. Venezuela’s infant mortality rate has actually been above Syria’s since 2008.
The big picture, fortunately, is happier. The global infant mortality rate has plummeted. Even Syria and Venezuela, despite the impact of war and failed policies, saw improvements up to as recently as last year.
Infant mortality rates in Allegheny County, Pa., which includes Pittsburgh, are higher than in China or Mexico, reports the New York Times, in an article that focuses on efforts to reduce the death rate. The infant mortality rate in...
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, report researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Against Women. read more
The Affordable Care Act’s benefits for pregnant women have the potential to lower infant mortality rates and change what Americans expect from their government.
The rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a leading cause of infant mortality, declined in New Jersey by 45 percent between 2000 and 2006, the most recent year for which final SIDS data are available, report Barbara M. Ostfel...