The Journal contains four papers as follows:
1. Exploring Demographic and Socio-economic Factors Influencing the Utilization of ICDS Service. This paper investigates the demographic and socio-economic correlates of utilization of integrated child development services (ICDS) among children. Using data from the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-2006), an attempt has been made to find out differences in the level of utilization according to social class and household economic conditions The paper finds that the utilization is far from satisfactory cutting across social class, household economic status and other attributes.
2. Health Status and Health-seeking Behaviour between Interprovincial and Intraprovincial Rural-to-Urban Young Migrants in Nanjing, China. Due to a dramatic increase in interprovincial migration in China because of regional economic disparities, the paper finds that interprovincial migrants are more likely to report depression symptoms and are less likely to seek formal health-care services than intraprovincial migrants.
3. Household Type and the Elderly Poor in India. The paper examines economic deprivations among elderly and non-elderly households in India, using data from the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-2006). Results show that the proverty level among older persons living in nuclear households is very high compares with that among older persons living in non-nuclear households or households without any elderly. The paper therefore suggests an analysis of the poverty data by integrating the type of households and living arrangements for the elderly to ensure evidence-based policy and programmes.
4. Consistency in Reporting Contraception among among Couples in Bangladesh. The paper evaluates the level and determinants of consistency in reporting contraception among couples using the couple dataset (N=2249) of the Bangladesh Demographic andHealth Survey (DHS). It reveals that 76.5 per cent of couples in Bangladesh consistently reported contraception.
Published on: 31 March 2012
Publication link: http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1470
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