Associations of gender inequality with child malnutrition and mortality across 96 countries

@inproceedings{Marphatia2016AssociationsOG,
  title={Associations of gender inequality with child malnutrition and mortality across 96 countries},
  author={Akanksha A. Marphatia and Tim James Cole and Carlos S Grijalva-Eternod and Jonathan Ck Wells},
  booktitle={Global health, epidemiology and genomics},
  year={2016}
}
National efforts to reduce low birth weight (LBW) and child malnutrition and mortality prioritise economic growth. However, this may be ineffective, while rising gross domestic product (GDP) also imposes health costs, such as obesity and non-communicable disease. There is a need to identify other potential routes for improving child health. We investigated associations of the Gender Inequality Index (GII), a national marker of women's disadvantages in reproductive health, empowerment and labour… CONTINUE READING

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