Comparing Differences In Child Health Outcomes By Religious Affiliation

Brandeis University

GEOGRAPHY

Kerala

SECTORS  

Health, Governance, Child Nutrition

Outline India investigated the relationship between child undernourishment and religious affiliation in India.

Informed by in-depth interviews in rural Kerala with Hindu, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and with households of the same communities, the study examined the interrelationship between religion and the high rate of stunting and wasting among Indian children. The study provided insight into the likely dietary restrictions encountered by a child in their early growing years and its association with religious identity. 

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