What Dimensions of Women’s Empowerment Matter Most for Child Nutrition? | Land Portal
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Date of publication: 
juin 2012
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
880336880
Pages: 
32
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We use data from the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey to examine the relationship between women’s status and nutrition in Bangladesh using indicators of empowerment such as mobility, decisionmaking power, and attitudes toward verbal and physical abuse. We also examine the role of variables reflecting maternal education and height, in relation to child nutrition. All models control for age and sex of the child, household wealth, and region. Results from logit models indicate that both a greater degree of women’s empowerment and greater maternal endowments are associated with better long-term nutritional status of children.

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Bhagowalia, Priya
Menon, Purnima
Quisumbing, Agnes R.
Soundararajan, Vidhya

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


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About IFPRI


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


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