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Impact of Mother’s Education on Child Immunization: A Comparative Study of India and Pakistan

1Department of Economics Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

2Department of Business and Management Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

3Department of Environment and Soil Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan


Journal of Finance and Economics. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 3, 51-54
DOI: 10.12691/jfe-3-3-1
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Samra Subhani, Rizwan Yaseen, Masood Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Jeelani, Rida Fatima. Impact of Mother’s Education on Child Immunization: A Comparative Study of India and Pakistan. Journal of Finance and Economics. 2015; 3(3):51-54. doi: 10.12691/jfe-3-3-1.

Correspondence to: Samra  Subhani, Department of Economics Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. Email: samrasubhani49@yahoo.com

Abstract

Immunization is a preventive measure that helps to prevent diseases before their occurrence. This paper aims to calculate the effect of mother’s education on child immunization. Multilogistic regression is applied by using the data taken from DHS (Demographic and Health survey) for India and Pakistan. The mother’s education, region, child gender and household head gender were taken as independent variables. Results showed that illiterate mothers immunize their children less than the highly educated mothers. People living in rural areas also immunize their children less than the people living in urban areas. It was suggested that the mothers should be provided comfortable atmosphere to get knowledge and awareness. People in rural areas should also provide knowledge and access to the immunization.

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