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Malnourishment and sex bias in multidimensional child poverty

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dc.contributor.author Fakir, Adnan M.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-22T10:03:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-22T10:03:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-13
dc.identifier.other ID 09205013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/1596
dc.description.abstract Evidence of severe malnourishment and anti-female sex bias has been found in the Korail urban slum settlement of Dhaka. The sex bias is reflected in terms of lower growth dynamics, varying degrees of malnourishment and deprivation in several development indicators. The study deployed a weighted Alkire-Foster methodology for identifying multidimensional poverty and has identified behavioral and public health attributes to play a significantly larger role in reducing malnourishment and sex bias compared to economic variables, such as income and assets. Mother‟s education for the region of study, although lowered malnourishment, was surprisingly found to not play a significant role in sex bias reduction. An ordered logistic regression model was run to determine the statistical significance of the variables which yielded amongst others that deprivations in type of latrine used and in awareness of local medical costing significantly increased malnourishment. en_US
dc.publisher Department of Economics and Social Sciences (ESS), BRAC University en_US
dc.title Malnourishment and sex bias in multidimensional child poverty en_US
dc.title.alternative A study in Korail settlement en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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