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Women's decision-making autonomy and children's schooling in rural Mozambique


Abstract Background: Women’s decision-making autonomy in developing settings has been shown to improve child survival and health outcomes. However, little research has addressed possible connections between women’s autonomy and children’s schooling.
Objective: To examine the relationship between rural women’s decision-making autonomy and enrollment status of primary school-age children living in their households and how this relationship differs by child’s gender.
Methods: The analysis uses data from a 2009 survey of rural households in four districts of Gaza province in southern Mozambique. Multilevel logistic models predict the probability of being in school for children between 6 and 14 years old.
Results: The results show a positive association ... (more)
Created Date 2015-03-24
Contributor Luz, Luciana (Author) / Agadjanian, Victor (ASU author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
Series DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
Type Text
Extent 21 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2015.32.25 / ISSN: 1435-9871
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Citation Luz, Luciana, & Agadjanian, Victor (2015). Women's decision-making autonomy and children's schooling in rural Mozambique. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH, 32:25, 775-795. http://dx.doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2015.32.25
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  Women's decision-making autonomy and children's schooling in rural Mozambique
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