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Maternal Autonomy and Infant Health in Rural India  (Academic)

Childhood under-nutrition is a public health issue throughout the developing world. Poor nutritional status is evident in children even when parents meet their daily dietary requirements. Recently, investigators postulate a linkage between women's autonomy and child health, particularly in countries such as India whee mothers play a vital role in childcare. This talk presents results from a study embedded in a randomized educational intervention trial to improve infant feeding behaviors among a rural population in the state of Andthra Prades, India. We investigate teh influence of maternal autonomy on child feeding and child nutritional status through a mix-methodological approach. We also explore local perceptions and beliefs, regarding women's autonomy as well as the influence of environmental factors, such as income and family structure, on infant feeding practices.


Location: E-4 East Fee Hall
Price: free
Sponsor: Asian Studies Center
Contact: phone pic 517-353-1680