Raghav Gaiha is a (Former) Professor of Public Policy, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. He has held Visiting Fellowships at University of Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Stanford and UPenn. His current interests are in nutrition, health and non-communicable diseases, poverty and institutions. He co-authored a book (with Raghbendra Jha, Vani S. Kulkarni): Diets, malnutrition and Disease: the Indian Experience, OUP, 2014.
Women’s empowerment and child malnutrition in rural India
19 Jun 2015
Research has found mother’s empowerment to have a positive impact on the nutrition status of their children. This column analyses this relationship for data from rural India for the period 1992-2006. Among other factors, it highlights the importance of mother’s education in relation to father’s education in determining children’s nutrition.
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