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My research looked into the relationship between maternal autonomy and how child health care is utilized in third world countries. I worked with my professor, Dr. Bibhudutta Panda, to specifically look at Bangladesh as our country of interest. The country itself is smaller than Florida but is ranked number 8 for the most populated country. In Bangladesh the infant mortality rate is 6 times more than the US, at 30.7 per 1000 live births and government expenditure is also low. The main reason behind to pick Bangladesh is also that it is a third world country and also a patriarchal society where the father demands the greater role in family-decision making. The level ranges depending on other important factors such as socioeconomic factors (e.g. household economic status), and child and mother specific characteristics related to health care utilization.

Publication Date

4-2017

Keywords

Children--Health and hygiene, Mothers, Bangladesh

Disciplines

Health Economics

Maternal Autonomy and Child Health Care Utilization: Evidence from Bangladesh

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