Measuring Women Empowerment And Its Contribution Towards Child’s Nutritional Status: An Evidence From Developing Regions

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Dr. Mariam Abbas Soharwardi , Dr. Nazera Ahmadzai , Muhammad Hamid Nawaz Khan , Dr. Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar , Aamir Riaz , Dr. Fahad Malik , Afia Naseem , Amrat Shahzadi , Umair Ali , Muzamil Afzal


The second goal of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targeted to zero hunger needs to improve child health. This study analyzed the role of women empowerment in the nutritional status of children under five years in the five regions of developing economies. Five different dimensions are used to measure women empowerment stated as work status, awareness, decision making, self-esteem, and self-confidence. Child health is analyzed through three anthropometric measures. The latest data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) of 38 countries are used to analyze the effect of women empowerment on child health. Binary logistic regression is employed for analysis. The results explain the positive impact of women/mother empowerment on the child's health. Furthermore, the micro factors; mother education, mother’s BMI, father education, child gender, child ever have the vaccination, urban residence, and household wealth have a positive impact on the child's health.

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