This research examines the relationship between gender relations and decisions regarding child health and investigates the hypothesis that, in sub‐Saharan Africa, the health of children is hampered by low levels of female autonomy. Using data from Ghana's 1988 Demographic and Health Survey, the findings provide no support for a gender relations theory, suggesting that the relative power of spouses may not be as relevant in health and mortality decisions as it is in fertility.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Aug 1994|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science