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Child Health and Nutritional Status of Children: The Role of Sex Differentials

Publisher: Institute of Economic Growth

The main objective of this paper is to examine the patterns of gender differences for children in the north state of Haryana in India for health outcomes. Specifically it addresses the incidence, and use of preventive and curative health care services and nutrition. Does the extent of male bias if it is present, depend on the socioeconomic status, caste, religion, education, and rural/urban residence of the head of the household? The odds of female children being discriminated against with respect to each of these indicators are estimated by using logistic regression analysis. Analyses results the gender bias as prevalent in health enchasing treatment for immunization and in giving nutrition to boys specifically.

Author(s): Suresh Sharma | Views(323)

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