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Impact of mothers' employment on infant feeding and care: a qualitative study of the experiences of mothers employed through the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences of mothers employed through the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) using focus group discussions (FGDs) to understand the impact of mothers' employment on infant feeding and care. The effects of mothers' employment on nutritional status of children could be variable. It could lead to increased household income, but could also compromise child care and feeding. SETTING: The study was undertaken in the Dungarpur district of Raj...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ Open More from this journal
Volume:
4
Issue:
4
Pages:
e004434
Publication date:
2014-04-02
Acceptance date:
2014-03-12
DOI:
EISSN:
2044-6055
Language:
English
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UUID:
uuid:acb1f1d5-0a97-4344-9fac-0e17b4021c6b
Local pid:
pubs:458859
Source identifiers:
458859
Deposit date:
2014-10-29

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