Katsushi Imai is an Associate Professor in Development Economics at the University of Manchester. He specialises in applied econometric works on India and other Asian countries and has published widely on risk, vulnerability and poverty dynamics of households, non-income poverty (example, child and adult nutrition), and evaluation of anti-poverty programmes.
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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