CitationGriffiths, Paula L.; Hinde, Andrew; & Matthews, Zoë (2001). Infant and Child Mortality in Three Culturally Contrasting States of India. Journal of Biosocial Science, 33(4), 603-22.
AbstractUsing cross-sectional, individual-level survey data from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh collected under the Indian National Family Health Survey programme of 1992-93, statistical modelling was used to analyse the impact of a range of variables on the survival status of children during their first 2 years of life. Attention was focused on the potential impact of the mother's autonomy. The strongest predictors of mortality were demographic and biological factors, breast-feeding behaviour, and use and knowledge of health services. Variables that can be interpreted as being related to maternal autonomy, such as the presence of a mother-in-law in the household, did not have a significant direct effect on child survival at the individual level, and their indirect effects were very limited.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Biosocial Science
Author(s)Griffiths, Paula L.