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Age bias, but no gender bias, in the intra-household resource allocation for health care in rural Burkina Faso

Sauerborn, R; Berman, Peter; Nougtara, A


Household survey data , time allocation data, and qualitative interviews were used to examine whether households allocate their resources for health care differently between age and gender groups. Households allocated significantly fewer resources to the health care of sick children compared to that of sick adults. In contrast there were no such differences with regard to gender. The underlying household rationale is to concentrate its resources spent for health care on productive members...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Journal article


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