How economic empowerment reduces women’s reproductive health vulnerability: Evidence from Northern Tanzania

Westeneng, Judith and D'Exelle, Ben ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9332-5223 (2015) How economic empowerment reduces women’s reproductive health vulnerability: Evidence from Northern Tanzania. Journal of Development Studies, 51 (11). pp. 1459-1474. ISSN 0022-0388

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Abstract

This article uses data from Northern Tanzania to analyse how economic empowerment helps women reduce their reproductive health (RH) vulnerability. It analyses the effect of women’s employment and economic contribution to their household on health care use at three phases in the reproductive cycle: before pregnancy, during pregnancy and at child birth. Economic empowerment shows a positive effect on health seeking behaviour during pregnancy and at child birth, which remains robust after controlling for bargaining power and selection bias. This indicates that any policy that increases women’s economic empowerment can have a direct positive impact on women’s RH.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 10 - reduced inequalities ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/reduced_inequalities
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Experimental Economics (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Gender and Development
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Impact Evaluation
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Behavioural Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Environment, Resources and Conflict
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 15:00
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 12:05
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/54800
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2015.1041514

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