Determinants of Child Immunization and Measurment of Gender Bias

European Scientific Journal September 2014 /SPECIAL/ edition Vol.3 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431

22 Pages Posted: 11 May 2018 Last revised: 12 Feb 2019

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Poulami Chatterjee

Jawaharlal Nehru University - Centre for the Study of Regional Development

Date Written: September 5, 2014

Abstract

This paper attempts to analyse the role of some socio-economic and demographic variables on the likelihood of being fully immunised in Indian scenario. Six childhood vaccinations are being considered for the children of the age between one to two years in India. The data used in this paper are from the India Human Development Survey (IHDS), which was conducted in 2004-05 by the University of Maryland in collaboration with the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi between November 2004 and October 2005.The nationally representative data covers 1504 villages and 971 urban areas across33 states and union territories of India. The paper also tries to decompose the gender gap in full immunisation among children of age one to two years and tries to quantify the gender discrimination with regard to childhood immunisation.

Keywords: Child Immunisation, UIP, Gender discrimination, Fairlie Decomposition

JEL Classification: C25, J13, I15, I18

Suggested Citation

Chatterjee, Poulami, Determinants of Child Immunization and Measurment of Gender Bias (September 5, 2014). European Scientific Journal September 2014 /SPECIAL/ edition Vol.3 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3168325

Poulami Chatterjee (Contact Author)

Jawaharlal Nehru University - Centre for the Study of Regional Development ( email )

Centre for the Study of Regional Development
School of Social Sciences
New Delhi, Delhi 110 067
India

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