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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

Hans Ekbrand and Björn Halleröd

World Development, 2018, vol. 108, issue C, 221-230

Abstract: Mothers are often perceived as key agents in safeguarding the interests of children. If the assumption that women, given the opportunity, are more likely than men to see to the interests of children is true, children can be expected to be less exposed to severe forms of deprivation in countries where women have a relatively strong position in society.

Keywords: Child poverty; Gender equity; Developing countries; Malnutrition; Health deprivation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.01.028

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