Demography of the Koronadal B'la-an: A Comparative Study of Child Survival in the Tampakan Highlands, Southern Philippines

Lasen, Michelle, and Carmichael, Gordon (2010) Demography of the Koronadal B'la-an: A Comparative Study of Child Survival in the Tampakan Highlands, Southern Philippines. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrücken, Germany.

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Abstract

The Tampakan Highlands of the Central Mindanao Cordillera in the Philippines have received international attention due to the discovery of a copper–gold deposit in the 1990s and subsequent minerals exploration and community development initiatives as part of the Tampakan Project. This book compares infant and child mortality parameters of indigenous B’la-an and Christian Visayan populations residing within the project area over a fifteen-year period (1983–97). In so doing, it uniquely profiles Highlands B'la-an peoples – forest slash-and-burn farmers and hunter–gatherers who have experienced little acculturation but who face potentially irrevocable changes should a large-scale mine be realised. Further, it explores the impact of maternal education and pioneering health-care efforts on infant and child survival in a politically volatile and socioeconomically disadvantaged area. These foci will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in demography, population health, biomedical sciences, social impact assessment, and anthropology, as well as Philippine, indigenous, and development studies.

Item ID: 16400
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
Keywords: child mortality, population health, anthropological demography
ISBN: 978-3-69-22798-7
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 01:16
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160304 Mortality @ 40%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education @ 60%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment @ 60%
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