Does maternal employment affect child nutrition status? New evidence from Egypt.

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    • Publication Year:
      2019
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      child under-nutrition
      Egypt
      instrumental variable
      Maternal employment
    • Abstract:
      Even though maternal employment can increase family income, several studies suggest that it could have adverse consequences on children's health. In this study, we use a nationally representative sample of 12,888 children, aged 0-5 years from Egypt to examine the impact of maternal employment on child nutritional indicators, namely: stunting, wasting, and being underweight and overweight. We adopted various estimation methods to control for observable and unobservable household characteristics in order to identify the causal effect of maternal employment. These different techniques include, propensity score matching (PSM), OLS regression with controlling for a wide range of individual characteristics, and an instrumental variable two-stage least squares (IV 2SLS) approach. Results of the PSM and OLS suggest that maternal employment is weakly associated with having a malnourished child. On the other hand, the IV 2SLS suggests a stronger and significant association between maternal employment and poor nutritional status among children. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      13600818
    • Accession Number:
      134310135
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    • ABNT:
      RASHAD, A. S.; SHARAF, M. F. Does maternal employment affect child nutrition status? New evidence from Egypt. Oxford Development Studies, [s. l.], v. 47, n. 1, p. 48, 2019. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=134310135&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 25 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Rashad AS, Sharaf MF. Does maternal employment affect child nutrition status? New evidence from Egypt. Oxford Development Studies. 2019;47(1):48. Accessed September 25, 2020. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=134310135&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912
    • APA:
      Rashad, A. S., & Sharaf, M. F. (2019). Does maternal employment affect child nutrition status? New evidence from Egypt. Oxford Development Studies, 47(1), 48.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Rashad, Ahmed Shoukry, and Mesbah Fathy Sharaf. 2019. “Does Maternal Employment Affect Child Nutrition Status? New Evidence from Egypt.” Oxford Development Studies 47 (1): 48. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=134310135&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Harvard:
      Rashad, A. S. and Sharaf, M. F. (2019) ‘Does maternal employment affect child nutrition status? New evidence from Egypt’, Oxford Development Studies, 47(1), p. 48. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=134310135&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912 (Accessed: 25 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Rashad, AS & Sharaf, MF 2019, ‘Does maternal employment affect child nutrition status? New evidence from Egypt’, Oxford Development Studies, vol. 47, no. 1, p. 48, viewed 25 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Rashad, Ahmed Shoukry, and Mesbah Fathy Sharaf. “Does Maternal Employment Affect Child Nutrition Status? New Evidence from Egypt.” Oxford Development Studies, vol. 47, no. 1, Mar. 2019, p. 48. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=134310135&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Rashad, Ahmed Shoukry, and Mesbah Fathy Sharaf. “Does Maternal Employment Affect Child Nutrition Status? New Evidence from Egypt.” Oxford Development Studies 47, no. 1 (March 2019): 48. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=134310135&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rashad AS, Sharaf MF. Does maternal employment affect child nutrition status? New evidence from Egypt. Oxford Development Studies [Internet]. 2019 Mar [cited 2020 Sep 25];47(1):48. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=134310135&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912