EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

WIFE'S EARNINGS, CHILD NUTRITION, AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN EGYPT

John Simister () and Hassan Zaky ()
Additional contact information
John Simister: Management Department, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
Hassan Zaky: Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 113 Kasr El Aini St., P.O. Box 2511, Cairo, 11511, Egypt;

Middle East Development Journal (MEDJ), 2009, vol. 01, issue 02, 209-226

Abstract: This paper investigates the "children fare better" view, that children tend to be better fed if their mother has control over household decisions, using three household surveys in Egypt. It suggests an approach which might improve current economic analysis of household spending, by incorporating "Gender-Based Violence": there appears to be a link between undernutrition of household members, and violence against mothers (violent men often misspend a large fraction of household income on themselves). Child welfare improves dramatically if the child's mother earns enough for food. Unfortunately, few mothers in Egypt are employed, putting many children at risk. Agencies such as the Egyptian government could protect children, by paying child benefit to mothers or encouraging female employment.

Keywords: Gender-based violence; wife's earnings; nutrition; Egypt (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S1793812009000103
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:wsi:medjxx:v:01:y:2009:i:02:n:s1793812009000103

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

DOI: 10.1142/S1793812009000103

Access Statistics for this article

Middle East Development Journal (MEDJ) is currently edited by Lyn Squire

More articles in Middle East Development Journal (MEDJ) from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Tai Tone Lim ().

 
Page updated 2020-10-20
Handle: RePEc:wsi:medjxx:v:01:y:2009:i:02:n:s1793812009000103