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    Women?s Status and Child Labour in Nepal

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    This paper uses data from the Nepal Living Standards Survey 2 (2003/2004) to find evidence to whether children are less likely to work and more likely to attend school in a household where the mother has a say in the intra-family decision-making, than in one where the father holds all the power. This is done by using a bivariate probit model with two dependent variables: child labour and school attendance. The results support the hypothesis that in households where mothers have bargaining power, measured in particular with mother?s non-labour income (remittances), mother?s marriage age and her awareness of fertility controlling, children are less likely to be sent to work. They are also more likely to attend school.women?s status, gender, child labour, schooling, Nepal, Asia

    Women?s Status and Children?s Food Security in Nepal

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    This paper focuses on gender aspects upon children?s food security. Using data from the 1995/1996 Nepal Living Standards Survey, this study attempts to find evidence to whether children are heavier for their age, taller for their age or heavier for their height in families where mother?s intra-family status is relatively better. The relationship between mother?s intra-family status and children?s food security was analyzed with a linear model, where on the left hand side are children?s anthropometric z-scores and on the right hand side women?s status indicators and other factors affecting children?s food security. The test received significant positive evidence for the mother?s knowledge upon birth controlling, mother?s age at childbirth and the inter-spousal education difference. The boy preference shows in the results.women?s status, gender, food security, children, Nepal, Asia

    Poverty and Welfare Measurement on the Basis of Prospect Theory

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    WP 2013-07 January 2013JEL Classification Codes: I32; O12This study has been prepared within the UNU-WIDER project on 'New Approaches to Measuring Poverty and Vulnerability', directed by Jukka PirttilÀ and Markus JÀntti. This paper is reproduced here by permission of UNU-WIDER, who commissioned the original research and holds copyright thereon. UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions to the research programme from the governments of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom