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Volume 7 Issue 10
October-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2010175

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1352-1357

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Importance of Women’s Status for Child Nutrition in India

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2349-5162

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"Importance of Women’s Status for Child Nutrition in India", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no.1352-1357, October-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010175.pdf

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Developing country malnutrition on its current scale one-third of all children causes untold human suffering. Malnutrition is associated with more than half of all child deaths worldwide (Pelletier et al. 1995). It is the source of a major waste of resources and lost productivity because children who are malnourished are less physically and intellectually productive as adults (Gillespie and Haddad 2001). Malnutrition is thus a primary obstacle to the development process itself. It is a violation of the child’s human rights, yet virtually all of it can be prevented. Increasing evidence indicates that maternal empowerment may be an important determinant of child nutritional status. However, little is known about this relationship in Bihar, India. This study is designed to examine the relationship between women's empowerment, represented by single and summary indicators and child nutritional status in Bihar. Children in India are puzzlingly short relative to their level of economic development. Stunting among Indian children is important because the same early life health insults that influence childhood height also influence adult human capital and health. One candidate explanation for why Indian children are so short is the very low social status of Indian women who, as mothers, feed and care for children in the early life. However, the lacks a well-identified test of this conjecture. This paper applies a novel strategy to identify an affect of women's status on children's height.

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Malnutrition, Children in Developing countries, Nutrition, Health and hygiene, Social conditions.

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"Importance of Women’s Status for Child Nutrition in India", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no. pp1352-1357, October-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010175.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2010175
Registration ID: 302103
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 10 | Year October-2020
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Page No: 1352-1357
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Importance of Women’s Status for Child Nutrition in India", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no. pp1352-1357, October-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010175.pdf




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