All Rights Reserved
AccessEcon LLC 2006, 2008.
Powered by MinhViet JSC
ralph lauren polo

 
Ashish Singh
 
''Gender based within-household inequality in immunization status of children: some evidence from South Asian countries''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.2 )
 
 
Using households with a pair of male-female siblings from DHS surveys, this paper estimates gender based within-household inequality in immunization status of children (aged 1-5 years) from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. I find substantial level of gender based within-household inequality in immunization status (with large inter-country variations) in the countries studied. Further, I estimate household fixed-effects models for immunization status and find significant difference between the immunization status of male and female children (with female children at a disadvantaged position) in India and Nepal.
 
 
Keywords: Gender, Within-household inequality, Immunization, Children, South Asian Countries
JEL: D1 - Household Behavior: General
D3 - Distribution: General
 
Manuscript Received : Dec 07 2014 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 09 2015

  This abstract has been downloaded 470 times                The Full PDF of this paper has been downloaded 102325 times