Women's education, child welfare and child survival: a review of the evidence

Health Transit Rev. 1993 Oct;3(2):159-75.


This paper reviews recent evidence concerning the relative importance of women's education for child health, especially child survival in the Third World. Important regional patterns are uncovered, and particular attention is paid to discussion of the weaker associations observed in sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Africa South of the Sahara / ethnology
  • Child Welfare*
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Developing Countries
  • Educational Status*
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Immunization
  • Infant Mortality
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Prevalence
  • Women / education*