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Malnourishment and sex bias in multidimensional child poverty

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dc.contributor.advisor Khan, Wasiqur Rahman Fakir, Adnan M.S. 2012-01-22T10:03:35Z 2012-01-22T10:03:35Z 2011 2011-08-13
dc.identifier.other ID 09205013
dc.description This thesis is submitted in a partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Applied Economics, 2011.
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 60-61).
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.description.statementofresponsibility Adnan M. S. Fakir
dc.format.extent 74 pages
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject Economics--Social sciences
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
dc.contributor.department Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University M. Economics

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