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Women's economic roles and child survival: the case of India

Basu, Alaka Malwade; Basu, Kaushik


This article provides evidence that women’s employment, in spite of its other benefits, probably has one crucial adverse consequence: a higher level of child mortality than is found among women who do not work. We examine various intermediate mechanisms for this relationship and conclude that a shortage of time is one of the major reasons for this negative relation between maternal employment and child survival. However, even in the area of child survival, there is one aspect which is...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991
Type: Journal article


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