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dc.contributor.advisorRobles, Omaren
dc.creatoren
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-02T18:45:40Zen
dc.date.available2013-05-02T18:45:40Zen
dc.date.created2012en
dc.date.issueden
dc.date.submitted01/01/2012en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_557858.tar;APT-ETAG: 7278213de0deaaeb85005562595583a8; APT-DATE: 2017-02-14_14:24:30en
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dc.descriptionM.P.P.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the inter-household gender bias in nutritional outcomes for children in India. Previous studies look at similar relationships and find there to be a multitude of cultural and social factors that influence gender bias within the household. Using data from the National Family Health Survey (NHFS) 2005- 2006, the analysis employs a household fixed effects model. This method limits the sample to households with only two children, one son and one daughter, from both rural and urban areas, separating it from previous research. There were found to be differences in the household determinants based on whether the household was located in an urban or rural area. Additionally, the results show a statistically significant effect of improving the gender bias for rural households located nearby an Anganwadi center. For urban households, mother's body mass index is a statistically significant indicator for a decreased gender bias. When further analyzing only those households with disadvantaged girls, access to media also became a statistically significant influence on improving the gender bias. These results suggest village development, as measured by the existence of an Anganwadi center, and the strengthening of maternal health programs could deeply benefit girls' nutrition levels within the household. Additionally, social messages through media could further improve this gender bias.en
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dc.format.extent54 leavesen
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dc.publisherGeorgetown Universityen
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesen
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Managementen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectIndiaen
dc.subjectNutritionen
dc.subjectSon Preferenceen
dc.subject.lcshPublic policyen
dc.subject.lcshGender Identityen
dc.subject.otherPublic policyen
dc.subject.otherGender studiesen
dc.titleAnalyzing the Gender Gap: The Household Determinants of the Gender Bias in Nutritional Outcomes for Children in Indiaen
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