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Decision-making for birth location among women in Pakistan: evidence from national survey

Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain, Mudassar Rashid, Usman Shakoor
2018 BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth  
These findings are expected to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Pakistan.  ...  Pakistan ranks 149th in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and has failed to keep pace with other countries in the region, except Afghanistan, with respect to health indicators.  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12884-018-1844-8 pmid:29898695 pmcid:PMC6000961 fatcat:4caedxtacrgbvhhqx3r6obyify

Paid Work & Decision Making Power of Married Women Cross Sectional Survey of Muzaffarabad Azad State of Jammu & Kashmir

Sheeba Arooj, Wafa Hussain, Amber Arooj, Asif Iqbal, Saqib Hameed, Atif Abbasi
2013 Advances in Applied Sociology  
Socioeconomic & socio-demographic factors affect women's autonomy in decision making.  ...  Objective of study was to find out association of women's autonomy in decision making & socioeconomic factors.  ...  Women's condition was also unsatisfactory with respect to access and control over economic resources.  ... 
doi:10.4236/aasoci.2013.33022 fatcat:rbillwgttnccjntzrbubl4426i

Women's autonomy in health care decision-making in developing countries: a synthesis of the literature

Pauline Osamor, Christine Grady
2016 International Journal of Women's Health  
Acknowledgment The authors appreciate the comments and suggestions of David DeGrazia, Joe Millum, Adebowale Adeyemo, Katie Byron, and Boniface Ushie.  ...  measured women's autonomy across three dimensions, including decision-making autonomy, permission to go out, and financial autonomy; Bloom et al 6 assessed the degree of women's autonomy in three related  ...  autonomy about health care and household decision-making. 6, 18 This observation raises questions, however, about the extent to which autonomy in decision-making over financial matters is measuring  ... 
doi:10.2147/ijwh.s105483 pmid:27354830 pmcid:PMC4908934 fatcat:i7ga65ooofexnhkixy3q4tfo3u

Factors associated with women's healthcare decision-making during and after pregnancy in urban slums in Mumbai, India: a cross-sectional analysis

Neha Batura, Stavros Poupakis, Sushmita Das, Ujwala Bapat, Glyn Alcock, Jolene Skordis, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Shanti Pantvaidya, David Osrin
2022 BMC Public Health  
Background Understanding factors associated with women's healthcare decision-making during and after pregnancy is important.  ...  While there is considerable evidence related to general determinants of women's decision-making abilities or agency, there is little evidence on factors associated with women's decision-making abilities  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to Neena Shah More for her advice and support.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12889-022-13216-7 pmid:35418068 pmcid:PMC9009007 fatcat:rq3cmgzjt5hrhb4vvm7l7czdba

Women's Participation in Decision Making Structures and Processes: A Case Study on the Local Government Institution in Bangladesh

Mahanambrota Das, Nazmun Nahar, Asib Ahmed, Rajasree Nandi
2021 Social Science Review  
The study evolves the success and failure attempts of the women's participation in the LGI's structures and decision-making processes as per Local Government (Union Parishad) Act-2009.  ...  The centralized power of UP chairs, manipulation and tokenism practices in the UP's governance and decision-making processes had diminished the gender sensitivity, transparency, and accountability of the  ...  and the gaps of women's participation in the decision-making process of Union Parishad.  ... 
doi:10.3329/ssr.v37i2.56511 fatcat:lde5lfzr3vfilakywpykj223ka

Women's decision-making autonomy and its relationship with child feeding practices and postnatal growth

Mahama Saaka
2020 Journal of Nutritional Science  
The dimensions of women's autonomy measured were decision-making power, freedom of mobility and financial autonomy.  ...  Little has been documented on the effect of women's decision-making autonomy on child growth in settings where decision-making at the household and community levels is largely dominated by men.  ...  Acknowledgements I wish to acknowledge the co-operation of the study mothers and the community health volunteers during the data collection.  ... 
doi:10.1017/jns.2020.30 pmid:32983423 pmcid:PMC7503166 fatcat:4iqtfywgonbzdlzqe36mrhcgce

The Influence of Decision Making on Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities: A Case Study of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Shakeel Ahmad, Mazhar Islam, Muhammad Zada, Afraseyab Khattak, Rezwan Ullah, Heesup Han, Antonio Ariza-Montes, Luis Araya-Castillo
2022 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
, and actively participated in decision making.  ...  The results highlighted that participation in decision making improved the social inclusion of male and moderately disabled PWDs more positively.  ...  Due to financial and time constraints, the researchers were not able to reach extremely distantly located geographical areas.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph19020858 pmid:35055681 pmcid:PMC8775423 fatcat:v3impsepmngcli3gdtnx6rgk7a

Economic Efficiency or Gender Equality: Conceptualizing an Equitable "Social Framing" for Economic Evaluations to Support Gender Equality in Disaster Risk- and Environmental-Management Decision-Making

Cheney Shreve
2016 Resources  
Nevertheless, cost-benefit approaches often play a critical role in policy and decision-making [10] .  ...  This is especially worrisome for studies examining women's health issues, as it ignores questions of women's access to resources, and agency to make decisions about their own bodies.  ...  Information given in this paper reflects the author's view only.  ... 
doi:10.3390/resources5030025 fatcat:xzzwjlbknrbnvkumntimbshite

Women's empowerment and fertility decision-making in 53 low and middle resource countries: a pooled analysis of demographic and health surveys

Rezwanul Haque, Khorshed Alam, Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Syed Afroz Keramat, Mohammed Khaled Al-Hanawi
2021 BMJ Open  
This study examines the association between women's empowerment and fertility decision-making in low and middle resource countries (LMRCs).DesignThis cross-sectional study uses the Demographic and Health  ...  Women empowerment was measured by their participation in household decision-making and attitude towards wife-beating.  ...  We are also grateful to the editors and the reviewers who provided constructive comments to help shape this paper. Contributors  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045952 pmid:34145014 fatcat:eoyysya5aramzbudd4sxf4uni4

From Working in the Fields to Taking Control. Towards a Typology of Women's Decision-Making in Wheat in India

Cathy Rozel Farnworth, Tahseen Jafry, Preeti Bharati, Lone Badstue, Ashok Yadav
2020 European Journal of Development Research  
Our analysis allows us to develop a 'A typology of women's strategies to strengthen their managerial decision-making power in wheat'.  ...  We use data from communities in four Indian states, selected to exemplify high and low gender gaps, to provide insights into how women are challenging norms which privilege male decision-making in order  ...  The views expressed in the article are those of the authors and not of any organization.  ... 
doi:10.1057/s41287-020-00281-0 fatcat:knf4sasu6fgjdnvonp7v3lobqu

Hermeneutical Analysis of Women's Experiences and Perception about Empowerment with Microcredit Programs in Lower Sindh, Pakistan

Sarah Wali Qazi, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Karachi, Muhammad Zaki Rashidi
2018 Journal of Independent Studies and Research-Management, Social Sciences and Economics  
This study is conducted in the context of Sindh; the respondents are women who availed microcredit from microfinance institutions and banks which are registered under State Bank of Pakistan and Security  ...  and would help in constructing the meaning of empowerment from the Sindh's context.  ...  Decision-making power of women in various aspects has been advanced through microfinance and SHG.  ... 
doi:10.31384/jisrmsse/(2018).16.2.01 fatcat:n4ieketprbhnxln2bkitifvrpa

Barriers to Access of Healthcare Services for Rural Women—Applying Gender Lens on TB in a Rural District of Sindh, Pakistan

Shifa Salman Habib, Wafa Zehra Jamal, Syed Mohammad Asad Zaidi, Junaid-Ur-Rehman Siddiqui, Hira Mustafa Khan, Jacob Creswell, Srichand Batra, Anna Versfeld
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Results: Limited autonomy in household financial decision-making, disapproval of unassisted travel, long travel time, lack of prioritization of spending on women's health and inadequate presence of female  ...  Conclusion: Significant barriers are faced by women in accessing TB care in rural districts of Pakistan.  ...  We acknowledge Sara Khurram and Iffat Agha from Sehat Kahani, Nabeela Shahid from NRSP and Aisha Ijaz from Aahung for their valuable contribution in this project.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph181910102 pmid:34639403 fatcat:qeyiodskpve3jlwun6u3he7yj4

Socio-economic and Socio-demographic Determinants of Women Empowerment: Empirical Evidence From the Districts of Ghizer and Gilgit, Northern Pakistan

Saranjam Baig, Salma Nusrat, Salma Bano
2020 Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies  
Women empowerment has assorted dimensions, however this study focuses only on two dimensions' women decision making and women participation.  ...  The scores of women empowerment indexes indicate that in terms of decision making, women of Ghizer district are more empowered as compared to Gilgit district whereas in terms of women participation women  ...  women's access to and control over resources; and changes in women's control over decisionmaking.  ... 
doi:10.26710/jbsee.v6i1.1031 fatcat:e44q4hbnd5dllf5doyih74ikta

The Relationship between Financial Inclusion and Women's Empowerment: Evidence from Iraq

Firas Farhan Jedi
2022 Journal of Business and Management Studies  
The study aimed to test the relationship between financial inclusion and women's empowerment in Iraq to determine whether financial inclusion promotes women's empowerment under the pretext that if we can  ...  Based on the descriptive analysis, the study found that the percentage of women's participation in the labor market in Iraq is very weak in the public and private sectors and that the utilization of financial  ...  ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9888-2886 Publisher's Note: All claims expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of their affiliated organizations  ... 
doi:10.32996/jbms.2022.4.3.10 fatcat:3qg76ejvrfauno6hd3gk7fkcgm

Abortion decision-making trajectories and factors influencing such trajectories in low- and middle-income countries: a protocol for mixed-methods systematic review

Paul Lokubal, Sandrena Ruth Frischer, Ines Corcuera, Jessica Macias Balil, Christine Nalwadda Kayemba, Jennifer J Kurinczuk, Manisha Nair
2021 BMJ Open  
When faced with a choice to terminate pregnancy, women's abortion decision-making processes are often complex and multiphasic and maybe amplified in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) which bear  ...  Our review aims to (1) describe abortion decision-making trajectories for women in LMICs and (2) investigate factors influencing the choice of abortion decision-making trajectories in LMICs.Methods and  ...  developing the search strategy and training PL to conduct the searches.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049507 pmid:34725075 pmcid:PMC8562532 fatcat:xq5w6ydbuzgwtjnkrluq55hfiy
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