Women’s power and anthropometric status in Zimbabwe

Type Thesis or Dissertation - Social Science \& Medicine
Title Women’s power and anthropometric status in Zimbabwe
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
Page numbers 0-0
The relationship between household decision-making and married women's anthropometry Ð based on data from
the 1994 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey Ð is analyzed. Power is based on whether the wife has say over major purchases, her working, or the number of children. It is found that women who have no say in household decisions are signi®cantly more likely to have a lower body mass index and chronic energy de®ciency. Furthermore, women's resources a?ect this relationship: it is strongest among women who have no cash income of their own. Social factors in Zimbabwe that may explain these results are considered.

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