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Female work participation and child health: an investigation in rural Tamil Nadu, India

Sivakami, M


This paper seeks to examine the linkage between mothers’ work and child health. The data are from a survey of 75 working and 75 non-working women in a village in Tamil Nadu, India. The results show that the working women spend on an average 1.7 hours less than the non-working women on child care. The duration of breastfeeding also is shorter among the working women. The morbidity rates were higher for the children of working women than for the children of nonworking women. Logistic regression...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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