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Demography (2001) 38 (1): 67–78.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Shelah S. Bloom; David Wypij; Monica Das Gupta Abstract The dimensions of women’s autonomy and their relationship to maternal health care utilization were investigated in a probability sample of 300 women in Varanasi, India. We examined the determinants of women’s autonomy in three areas: control...
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Demography (2002) 39 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Saifuddin Ahmed; W. Henry Mosley Abstract This study examined the relationship between the use of maternal-child health (MCH) care and the use of contraceptives. The high correlation between the two may be due to the independent effect of one on the other or to an association of both with the same...
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Demography (2018) 55 (4): 1295–1316.
Published: 13 June 2018
... whether women give birth in a health facility. We combine geocoded data on violent events from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program with georeferenced survey data on the use of maternal health care services from the Demographic and Health Surveys. Our sample covers 569,201 births by 390,574 mothers in 31...
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Demography (2003) 40 (3): 419–436.
Published: 01 August 2003
...., D. Wypij, and M. Das Gupta. 2001. Dimensions of Women s Autonomy and the Influence on Maternal Health Care Utilization in a North Indian City. Demography 38:67 78. Blumberg, R.L. 1984. A General Theory of Gender Stratification. Pp. 23 101 in Sociological Theory 1984, edited by R. Collins. San...
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Demography (2019) 56 (5): 1765–1790.
Published: 07 October 2019
... (Breierova and Duflo 2004 ; Chou et al. 2010 ). Our study provides evidence of the potential mechanisms underlying the impact of maternal education on child mortality. We showed that financial barriers to medical care, attitudes toward modern health services, and rejection of domestic violence may play...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 37–49.
Published: 01 February 2022
... should be recentered around reproductive autonomy and should include policies such as universal access to no-cost contraception and abortion, comprehensive sex education, and equity in reproductive health care, with particular attention to maternal risks. Women who express that a pregnancy was “unwanted...
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Demography (2013) 50 (3): 853–880.
Published: 04 December 2012
... interact with daughters-in-law in ways that may harm their health. First, family members may be reluctant to invest resources that are required to secure health care (Das Gupta 1999 ). Maternal health services, including antenatal care and delivery assistance, can be costly (Jeffery and Jeffery 2010...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 83–111.
Published: 09 January 2015
... pregnancy: (1) mother recognized she was pregnant within the first six weeks of the pregnancy, and prenatal care was initiated in first trimester; and (2) one measure of a maternal health behavior following pregnancy: breast-feeding. We examined whether the baby was ever breast-fed for any length of time...
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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 525–552.
Published: 28 February 2012
... prenatal care visits, premature birth, and small size for gestational age) do not predict educational attainment. Our measures explain little of the educational inequalities by parents’ class or education. However, smoking explains 12%—and all health variables together, 19%—of the lower educational...
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Demography (1981) 18 (2): 157–172.
Published: 01 May 1981
... 12 2010 © Population Association of America 1981 1981 Birth Control Indian Population Birth Interval Maternal Health Care Natural Fertility References Adegbola, O., H. J. Page and R. Lesthaeghe. 1977. Breast-feeding and Postpartum Abstinence in Metropolitan Lagos. Paper...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 337–360.
Published: 09 January 2017
... buys better housing and food) and with more schooling (which leads to better-educated mothers). Additionally, people in densely populated areas are more likely to have access to health services that matter for child survival and development, such as trained doctors, maternal care, and medicines (Magadi...
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Demography (2021) 58 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 February 2021
... healthcare services is a crucial factor in successful maternal and child health outcomes ( Campbell and Graham 2006 ), and timely use of antenatal care from healthcare professionals and midwives helps reduce the risk of preterm births ( Adams et al. 2000 ; Medley et al. 2018 ; Sandall et al. 2016...
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Demography (2021) 58 (6): 2291–2314.
Published: 01 December 2021
... manuscript, Department of Economics, University of Essex , Essex, UK. Bloom S. S. , Wypij D. , & das Gupta M. ( 2001 ). Dimensions of women's autonomy and the influence on maternal health care utilization in a North Indian city . Demography , 38 , 67 – 78 . Bongaarts...
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Demography (2009) 46 (4): 827–850.
Published: 01 November 2009
...?” . Social Science & Medicine , 44 , 989 – 1002 . 10.1016/S0277-9536(96)00224-9 Say L. , & Raine R. ( 2007 ). “A Systematic Review of Inequalities in the Use of Maternal Health Care in Developing Countries: Examining the Scale of the Problem and the Importance of Context...
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Demography (2015) 52 (5): 1671–1700.
Published: 14 September 2015
... at an ANC nearly tripled between 2001 and 2007, and the proportion accepting this offer increased by nearly 50 % between 2003 and 2005. 20 I construct measures of the quality of prenatal and postnatal care using information on maternal and child health in the 2001 and 2007 DHS. These include...
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Demography (2023) 60 (5): 1469–1491.
Published: 01 October 2023
.... Jackson in the summer of 2022 ( Jimenez 2022 ; Sharfstein 2023 ). A rich body of empirical research shows that restrictive state-level abortion policy is generally associated with negative outcomes concerning access to reproductive and maternal health care; however, no research to date has examined...
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Demography (2014) 51 (2): 341–366.
Published: 09 January 2014
... ); in other contexts, though, there is no meaningful difference in nutritional status by family structure (Desai 1992 ; Strassman 1997 ). A second explanation centers on the fact that use of maternal and child health care services tends to be lower among polygynous women (Stephenson et al. 2006 ), which...
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Demography (2007) 44 (2): 307–333.
Published: 01 May 2007
.... ( 1989 ). Illness Associated With Child Day Care: A Study of Incidence and Cost . American Journal of Public Health , 79 , 479 – 84 . 10.2105/AJPH.79.4.479 Berger , L.M. , Hill , J. , & Waldfogel , J. ( 2005 ). Maternity Leave, Early Maternal Employment and Child Health...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 495–520.
Published: 10 October 2012
... into four categories. The first category (adequate-plus prenatal care) is considered a possible indicator of a problem pregnancy, whereas the fourth category represents inadequate prenatal care. The multivariate model includes adequate-plus prenatal care (i.e., possibly indicating maternal health problems...
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Demography (1996) 33 (2): 211–229.
Published: 01 May 1996
.... This information is also useful for predicting who is most likely to benefit from public policies to improve community infrastructure. education, and health care. 13 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1996 1996 Child Mortality Maternal Education Community Variable Community...