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Gender and health in Sri Lanka

Pieris, Indrani; Caldwell, Bruce


Sri Lanka has today easily the longest life-expectancy of any nation in South Asia. The country's achievements have been particularly impressive in the health of women and girls who have substantially lower mortality levels than males; this is unexceptional in the developed world where it is the norm but striking in South Asia where it is not. It has been suggested that low female mortality may reflect a high involvement of Sri Lankan women in decision-making over health care and feeding...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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