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– Measuring and improving quality
Maureen E. Canavan, Marie A. Brault, Dawit Tatek, Daniel Burssa, Ayele Teshome, Erika Linnander, Elizabeth H. Bradley - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Problem: Maternal and neonatal mortality remains high in low- and middle-income countries, with poor quality of intrapartum care as a barrier to further progress. Approach: We developed and tested a method of measuring the quality of maternal and neonatal care that could be embedded in a...

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– Measuring a neglected driver of improved health
Yoko Akachi, Margaret E Kruk - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The quality of care provided by health systems contributes towards efforts to reach sustainable development goal 3 on health and wellbeing. There is growing evidence that the impact of health interventions is undermined by poor quality of care in lower-income countries. Quality of care will...

– infection prevention and control practices in Kenya
Guadalupe Bedoya, Jishnu Das - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring quality of care

Carlos Gradín - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Engagement is needed at all levels to address ongoing inequality faced in South Africa. This was the primary aim of a recent policy seminar in Pretoria, organized through the framework of the Mandela Initiative and partners, including UNU-WIDER. The idea of the gathering was to engage a group...

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Sarah Xue Dong - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper discusses whether the Asian financial crisis affected men and women differently in Indonesia by estimating the effect of district consumption shock during the crisis on changes in men’s and women’s working status and assets. I found that in rural areas there seems to be...

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– A literature review and new evidence
Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Amina Mohamed Maalim, Vincent Somville, Bertil Tungodden - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Many adolescent girls in low-income countries face the challenge of early pregnancy and lifelong dependence upon family and partners. In this paper, we review the literature on field interventions aimed at reducing early pregnancies in low-income countries and report from a randomized control...

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– The relationship between gender and jati in three Indian states
Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar, Vijayendra Rao - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste we find patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to...

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Sara Lowes, Nathan Nunn - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Bride price, which is payment from the groom and/or the groom’s family to the bride’s family at the time of marriage, is a common cultural practice in many African societies. It is often argued that the practice may have negative effects for girls and women because it may:...

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Maria Perrotta Berlin, Evelina Bonnier, Anders Olofsgård - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we analyse the impact of foreign aid on gender outcomes and attitudes. We do this by matching geocoded household surveys with aid projects. This offers a middle way between project evaluations and aggregated cross-country comparisons, measuring an average community effect around...

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– Experimental evidence on caste and tolerance for teacher absenteeism in India
Prerna Singh, Dean Spears - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This article contributes to the growing scholarship on how ethnic inequality can dampen the provision of public goods and services. On the one hand, it pushes beyond purely economic inequality to include status inequality between population groups. On other hand, it moves away from the...

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– Experimental evidence from Tanzania
Charlotte Ringdal, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper studies whether increasing the wife’s bargaining power results in couples allocating more resources to their child, and, if so, what the underlying mechanisms for this are. We conduct a novel between-subject lab experiment in Tanzania, in which we vary the relative bargaining...

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Elisabeth Cudeville, Charlotte Guénard, Anne-Sophie Robilliard - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we explore the links between polygyny and female labour supply in Senegal using a nationally representative survey. In a reduced-form approach, we first measure the impact of polygyny on participation using a joint model of spouse participation. The identification of the impact...

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– Ethnicity, integration, and attitudes toward elected officials in urban Nigeria
Adrienne LeBas - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In the developing world, clientelism is common. In Africa, public office is often used to redistribute resources to ethnically defined constituencies, and this form of clientelistic exchange is a key determinant of vote choice. Does clientelistic exchange shape trust in elected officials as well...

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Maëlys de La Rupelle, Christelle Dumas - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

One-third of married women are sterilized in India. This is largely due to family planning programs that put a strong emphasis on ‘permanent’ contraceptive methods rather than temporary ones. However, little is known about potential adverse effects on women’s wellbeing. We...

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Sylvie Lambert, Dominique van de Walle, Paola Villar - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Divorce and widowhood followed by remarriage are common for women in Africa. A key question is how such discontinuous marital trajectories affect women’s wellbeing. Women’s marital trajectories in Senegal are described and correlated with measures of voice, resource constraints, and...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Peter J Pronovost, Kathleen M Sutcliffe, Lopa Basu, Mary Dixon-Woods - Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring quality of care

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