<b> <i>Parental Labor and Child Nutrition Beyond Infancy</i> </b>


in Global Inequalities at Work

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195150865
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865222 | DOI:
  Parental Labor and Child Nutrition Beyond Infancy

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This chapter summarizes what is known about the relationship between maternal employment and child nutrition in developing countries. In the first section, the empirical work in this area is reviewed, which, despite methodological differences, overall yields a number of consistent findings that are relevant for policy. Next, the chapter maps out how global trends toward urbanization and international economic integration are affecting women's work in developing countries and its relation to the well-being of young children. The chapter concludes with a discussion of how policies such as affordable child care options and work-family measures can reduce the potential conflicts and increase the complementarities between women's employment and child welfare.

Keywords: maternal employment; child health; child welfare; child nutrition

Chapter.  13407 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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