Consequences of High Morbidity and Mortality in a Low-Income Country (ICPSR 34360)

Principal Investigator(s): Kohler, Hans-Peter, University of Pennsylvania. Department of Sociology


The goal of this project was to collect data in Sub-Saharan Africa that would allow an econometrically-sophisticated and dynamic analysis of a broad range of inter-related coping mechanisms employed by multi-generational rural families. The general aim of the project was to (1) create the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH), which could provide a record of more than a decade of demographic, socioeconomic, and health conditions in one of the world's poorest countries, and (2) study the mechanisms through which poor rural individuals, families, households, and communities cope with the impacts of high morbidity and mortality.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    coping, economic conditions, families, health, health care, morbidity, mortality rates, poverty, rural population

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Global, Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler

Department of Sociology

University of Pennsylvania

3718 Locust Walk (272 MacNeil Bldg)

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6298