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Malnutrition and gender relations in Western Kenya

Whyte, Susan Reynolds; Kariuki, Priscilla Wanjiru


Child malnutrition, which is an increasing problem in Western Kenya, is addressed primarily through efforts to reach the individual mother with information about proper feeding of her children. A study carried out in Siaya, Kisumu and Busia Districts showed that mothers perceived nutrition problems differently, emphasizing their embeddedness in gender and family relations. In situations of marital conflict, male labour migration, and impoverishment, women must rely on support from others; thus...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991
Type: Journal article


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