Household, Community, and Contextual Effects on Childhood Malnutrition in Rural India: A Multilevel Approach

S. Rajaram, J.S.S. Institute of Economic Research
Thankam Sunil, University of Texas at San Antonio

Improved child health and survival are considered universal humanitarian goals. In this respect, understanding the nutritional status of children has far-reaching implications for the better development of future generations. In the present study we assessed the influence of household, community and contextual effects on childhood malnutrition in rural India using data from a recently completed national level survey (NFHS-II). The study adopted the model suggested by Sastry (1997). Expected results are included in the paper.

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Presented in Poster Session 5: Health and Mortality