Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015, Page: 231-234
Effects of Gender Biasness on Child Immunization in Pakistan
Samra Subhani, Department of Economics ,Govt College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Sofia Anwar, Department of Economics ,Govt College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Masood Ahmad Khan, Department of Business and Management Sciences,Government College University ,Faisalabad, Pakistan
Ghulam Jeelani, Department of Economics ,Govt College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
G. M. Subhani, Department of Urology Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Received: Mar. 24, 2015;       Accepted: Apr. 24, 2015;       Published: May 6, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijefm.20150303.19      View  3437      Downloads  106
Abstract
The study aimed to see the gender biasness in child immunization in Pakistan. Cross sectional data were taken from the DHS (Demographic and Health Survey) of Pakistan from year 2005-2006. Study has been done in department of economics Govt. College University Faisalabad from July 2013 – November 2013. Multilogistic model was applied to see the effects of gender biasness. Mother’s age at first birth, gender of household head, gender of child, birth order was taken as independent variables. Child immunization was used as the dependent variable. It is concluded that the young mothers immunize their children more than the old mothers. Female child had less probability to get immunized than the male children. Male heads were less conscious to immunize their children than the female heads.It was recommended that the male and female should be treated equally. It was also suggested that the heads of family should be male.
Keywords
Immunization, Children, Birth Order, Family, Household Head, Gender, Mother
To cite this article
Samra Subhani, Sofia Anwar, Masood Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Jeelani, G. M. Subhani, Effects of Gender Biasness on Child Immunization in Pakistan, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 231-234. doi: 10.11648/j.ijefm.20150303.19
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