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The more gender equity, the less child poverty? A multilevel analysis of malnutrition and health deprivation in 49 low- and middle -income countries

World development Ekbrand, H., Hallerod, B. 2018-8-1
Article on a study assessing children being exposed to health deprivation and to severe forms of food deprivation in countries where there is a high degree of gender equity. A combination of country-level data and micro-level survey data, made it possible to analyze whether and to what degree gender equity in a country only benefits children of mothers who have been able to take advantage of a high degree of gender equity or if it also benefits children of less resourceful mothers. The analysis was based on a combination of macro- and micro-data. The results indicate that gender equity in education and employment decreases child malnutrition, and that women’s empowerment decreases health deprivation for children with unschooled mothers.
  • Economic
  • Education
  • Food Insecurity
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Albania
  • Asia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Caribbean
  • Central Africa
  • Central America
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Africa
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Europe
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Global
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Horn of Africa
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Latin America
  • Malawi
  • Malawi
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • South America
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • West Africa
  • West Asia
  • Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
  • Children (boys and/or girls 1-10 years old)
  • Households
  • Lactating women and/or girls
  • Mothers
  • Women (adults and/or adolescents)
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