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Maternal Education and Child Nutritional Status in Bangladesh: Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey Data
Authors: Sofia Anwar, Samia Nasreen, Zahra Batool, and Zaki r Husain
Source: Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Sciences , 11(1):77-84
Topic(s): Child health
Maternal health
Country: Asia
Published: MAR 2013
Abstract: The objective of present study is to determine the effect of maternal education on child nutritional status in Bangladesh. The study has used 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) data for the analysis. The study has employed various pathway measures linking maternal education and child nutritional status in Bangladesh. Logistic regression results explain that maternal education has significant effect on child better nutritional status. Socioeconomic status and attitude towards modern health care services are the most important pathways linking the both. Health knowledge and reproductive behavior describe some of the effect of mother’s education on child nutrition. Only women empowerment appears to be the weakest pathway in our analysis.