Are empowered women more likely to deliver in facilities? An explorative study using the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011

Nguyen, Kim-Huong, Hoang, Viet-Ngu, & Nguyen, Kim Tuong-Bao (2014) Are empowered women more likely to deliver in facilities? An explorative study using the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011. International Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 2(2), pp. 74-85.

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Development literature has argued that empowering women can effectively increase the utilisation of maternal health care. This study examines this hypothesis in the context of Nepal where only 28% of women delivered in facilities. The two-level random intercept logit models were fitted for data from the Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys 2011. Women‟s empowerment was quantified with a single index constructed from many variables. These variables captured different aspects of women‟s lives and decision-making in their households, and were combined using the principal component analysis method. The results confirmed a positive relationship between women‟s as an inevitable product of the economic development process.

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ID Code: 78604
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Nepal, Facility Based Delivery, Maternal And Child Health, Women's Empowerment, Two-Level Random Intercept Logit Model, Principal Component Analysis
DOI: 10.12966/ijmch.05.08.2014
ISSN: 2330-3409
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Sciknow Publications Ltd.
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2014 22:46
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2014 23:12

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