Maternal Education and Child's Nutritional Status in Nepal
Keywords:Maternal education, child’s nutrition, demographic health survey, empirical model, negatively correlated
This research examines the relationship between maternal education and three measures of child nutrition - stunting, underweight, and wasting - using data from the Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys (NDHS) conducted in 2016 and 2022. The study also measures the influence of other factors such as the wealth index of the household, type of place of residence, and sex of the household head, on child nutritional status. Employing box and whisker plots, relationships among variables are visually portrayed. An empirical model is constructed to ascertain the extent of connection between maternal education, household wealth index, residence type, sex of household head, and the child nutritional status. The results showed that maternal education is negatively correlated with all three measures of a child's nutritional status.
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