Child Malnutrition in Democratic Republic of the Congo: How Strong is the Maternal Education Effect?

Jacques Emina Be-Ofuriyua, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, University of Warwick

Using data from the 2001 DRC-Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS), this study assesses the effect of maternal education on child malnutrition among under-five children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Findings show that although maternal education is a key variable for child nutritional promotion in DRC, this effect depends on the general context (political stability, household living standard, and general women’s education…). These results highlight the role of social context in understanding the impact of maternal education on child health outcomes.

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Presented in Poster Session 6