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Maternal education and child health: Is there a strong causal relationship?
Although there is a strong correlation between maternal education and markers of child health, a causal relationship is far from established and maternal education remains statistically significant for chidren’s immunization status in about one-half of the countries even after individual-level and community-level controls are introduced.
Gender scripts and age at marriage in India
Data is used from the newly collected India Human Development Survey 2005 for 27,365 ever-married women aged 25–49 to explore ways in which different dimensions of gender in Indian society shape the decisions regarding age at marriage.
Human Development in India: Challenges for a Society in Transition
- S. Desai, A. Dubey, B. L. Joshi, Mitali Sen, Abusaleh Sharif, Reeve D. Vanneman
- 15 April 2010
This volume looks beyond conventional and basic welfare indicators of human development (HD) to a more complex evaluation of HD, by taking a holistic perspective on people's lived experiences which…
Changing educational inequalities in india in the context of affirmative action
Examination of changes in educational attainment between various social groups for a period of nearly 20 years to see whether educational inequalities have declined over time finds a declining gap between dalits, adivasis, and others in the odds of completing primary school and finds little improvement in inequality at the college level.
Children at Risk: The Role of Family Structure in Latin America and West Africa
- S. Desai
- 1 December 1992
Many studies explore the relationship between income and nutrient intake. The focus upon households as a whole emerges from a research tradition rooted in the theoretical model of the family and the…
Linkages between maternal education and childhood immunization in India.
When Are Children from Large Families Disadvantaged? Evidence from Cross-National Analyses
- S. Desai
- 1 July 1995
Using data from Demographic and Health Surveys for 16 less developed countries, this paper examines the impact of family size on children's physical growth. To explore the conditions under which…
Private Schooling in India: A New Educational Landscape
Private schooling in India has expanded rapidly in the past decade. However, few studies have looked at its implications for educational quality. Using data from the recently collected India Human…
Maternal Employment and Changes in Family Dynamics: The Social Context of Women's Work in Rural South India
Research on the relationship between maternal nondomestic work and child welfare has identified 2 mechanisms--a decline in mothers time with children and an increase in her control over…
Women's Employment During Pregnancy and After the First Birth: Occupational Characteristics and Work Commitment
Using data on womens employment in the US the authors examined the argument that predominantly "female" occupations attract women because they are relatively easy to combine with family…