ERIC Number: ED234914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Infant Mortality. A Report Prepared by the Congressional Research Service for the Use of the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, 98th Congress, Committee Print 98-J.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Recently, reports have indicated that, after years of steady decline, infant mortality has begun to increase in a number of communities throughout the United States. Many of these reports come from areas experiencing high levels of unemployment. While the dimensions and causes of this problem are not entirely understood, strong indications exist that this situation can be attributed to some degree to both the current recession and the cutbacks in those health care programs that have in the past been effective in helping reduce infant mortality. To assist members of the Congressional Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, background information was assembled for this report. The information includes a discussion of the causes of infant mortality, data concerning infant mortality and low birth weight, and information on federal programs affecting maternal and child health. A glossary of specific terms used in the report is provided. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
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