Women's power and anthropometric status in Zimbabwe

Michelle J. Hindin

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The relationship between household decision-making and married women's anthropometry - based on data from the 1994 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey - is analyzed. Power is based on whether the wife has say over major purchases, her working, or the number of children. It is found that women who have no say in household decisions are significantly more likely to have a lower body mass index and chronic energy deficiency. Furthermore, women's resources affect this relationship: it is strongest among w.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1517-1528
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 16 2000


  • Anthropometry
  • Gender
  • Power
  • Women
  • Zimbabwe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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