Veena Kulkarni is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Arkansas State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology with specialisation in Demography and Development from University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests lie at the intersections of studying social and economic inequalities with focus on labour market processes and indicators, and health and educational outcomes.
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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