Volume 30 - Article 67 | Pages 1825–1848 Author has provided data and code for replicating results

Gender differentials in the timing of measles vaccination in rural India

By Anu Rammohan, Niyi Awofeso, Kazi Iqbal

Print this page  Facebook  Twitter

 

 
Date received:08 Jul 2013
Date published:11 Jun 2014
Word count:3433
Keywords:age appropriateness, gender, India, Measles vaccination
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.67
Additional files:readme.30-67 (text file, 1 kB)
 demographic-research.30-67 (do file, 25 kB)
 

Abstract

Background: Measles is a highly contagious but vaccine-preventable disease. Gender differences in measles vaccination outcomes have been widely reported in India.

Objective: An overlooked factor is whether female children are less likely to be vaccinated age-appropriately.

Methods: In this paper we use data from the nationally representative 2008 District Level Household Survey (DLHS) to analyse if there are any gender differences in the propensity to vaccinate a child for measles, and, among the vaccinated sample, whether there are any gender differences in the probability of age-appropriate measles vaccination.

Results: Our analysis confirms that girls have both a significantly lower probability of being vaccinated and of being vaccinated age-appropriately.

Author's Affiliation

Anu Rammohan - University of Western Australia, Australia [Email]
Niyi Awofeso - University of Western Australia, Australia [Email]
Kazi Iqbal - Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Burkina Faso [Email]

Most recent similar articles in Demographic Research

» Like daughter, like son? Fertility decline and the transformation of gender systems in the family
Volume 27 - Article 16    | Keywords: gender, India

» The role of education and educational–occupational mismatches in decisions regarding commuting and interregional migration from eastern to western Germany
Volume 41 - Article 16    | Keywords: gender

» Is the age difference between partners related to women's earnings?
Volume 41 - Article 15    | Keywords: gender

» Educational and age assortative mating in China: The importance of marriage order
Volume 41 - Article 3    | Keywords: gender

» The educational gradient of living alone: A comparison among the working-age population in Europe
Volume 40 - Article 55    | Keywords: gender