Greater investments in children through women's empowerment: A key to demographic change in Pakistan?

  title={Greater investments in children through women's empowerment: A key to demographic change in Pakistan?},
  author={Valerie L. Durrant and Zeba A. Sathar},
Womens status has received considerable attention as a significant factor in demographic behavior and outcomes in South Asia; however little research has addressed the links between womens status and their investments in children. In this paper the authors empirically investigate how womens status on multiple levels is associated with demographic outcomes. Using data from the Pakistan Status of Women and Fertility Survey in rural Punjab the authors confirm that empowered women or those with… 

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