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The Role of Women’s Status on Children’s Nutrition Security in Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Admassie, Assefa (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Aitatikie, Habtamu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-17T07:00:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-17T07:00:08Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/8898
dc.description.abstract Well improved health care and child nutrition is a manifestation for any country to escape from poverty. In most developing countries like Ethiopia children suffer from the burden of malnutrition. Numerous of studies in recent years have focused attention on the determinants of child nutrition in the developing countries. In the Ethiopian case, Studies show that almost half of the children are either stunted or underweight. This paper contributed to this concern by giving concern to that of women empowerment measurement variables and their correlation with nutritional status. Principally this paper examines the role of women’s status on children’s nutrition security in Ethiopia using the EDHS 2011 survey. The paper employs both descriptive and Econometrics tools (both bivariate and Multivariate techniques) to show the interrelation ship among different women’s status indicator variables including other socio economic variables on child nutrition. The study found that women’s education, decision making role of women, women’s attitude towards domestic violence and child age as a significant factor for child nutrition. The study also found that wealth index of households, availability of toilet and sanitation services as determining factor for child nutrition. Separate regressions for rural and urban samples have been conducted and we observe that there is child malnutrition variation in terms of place of residence in which those of children who reside in rural areas are more stunted and underweight. There is also a considerable malnutrition difference among regions too. Hence, having this trend in mind intervention mechanisms not only to improve child nutrition but also so as to empower women in every aspect like Economical, social and related aspects is necessary en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Economic Policy Analysis en_US
dc.subject Economic Policy en_US
dc.title The Role of Women’s Status on Children’s Nutrition Security in Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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