Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63417
Authors: 
Nyyssölä, Milla
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2007/84
Abstract: 
This paper focuses on gender aspects upon children’s food security. Using data from the 1995/1996 Nepal Living Standards Survey, this study attempts to find evidence to whether children are heavier for their age, taller for their age or heavier for their height in families where mother’s intra-family status is relatively better. The relationship between mother’s intra-family status and children’s food security was analyzed with a linear model, where on the left hand side are children’s anthropometric z-scores and on the right hand side women’s status indicators and other factors affecting children’s food security. The test received significant positive evidence for the mother’s knowledge upon birth controlling, mother’s age at childbirth and the inter-spousal education difference. The boy preference shows in the results.
Subjects: 
women’s status
gender
food security
children
Nepal
Asia
JEL: 
J16
Q18
D63
I31
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-037-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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