Household and child nutrition outcomes among the time and income poor in rural Bangladesh uri icon

abstract

  • The relationship of women's time poverty to nutrition has increasingly gained the interest of policymakers and researchers, but the dearth of empirical research has created a knowledge gap that limits the formulation of evidence-based policies. While the literature on women's empowerment and nutrition outcomes has touched on the subject of women's time use, it has tended to ignore the ambiguous links between women's empowerment, income, and time poverty. Thus, in this study, we investigate whether time poverty, income poverty, or being "doubly" poor (i.e., poor in both income and time) is associated with household and child nutrition outcomes using data from rural Bangladesh, and further, whether women's empowerment moderates these factors.

publication date

  • 2019
  • 2019