Is Greater Decisionmaking Power Of Women Associated With Reduced Gender Discrimination In South Asia?

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May 15, 2007

Is Greater Decisionmaking Power Of Women Associated With Reduced Gender Discrimination In South Asia?

This research paper discusses how improving women’s decisionmaking power relative to men’s within households leads to improvements in a variety of well-being outcomes for children. It describes the situation in South Asia, where these outcomes include children’s nutritional status and the quality of feeding and health care practices.

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Author: 
Lisa C. Smith and Elizabeth M. Byron
Publisher: 
IFPRI
Publication year: 
2005