Gender Bias in the Allocation of Curative Health Care in Minia, Egypt

Gender Bias in the Allocation of Curative Health Care in Minia, Egypt Research indicates that girls' disadvantage in 1–4 mortality is unusually high inEgypt, yet the relevance of intra-family differences in power for the distributionof health resources is debated. This analysis compares effects of the involvementof various family members on choice of provider, place of care, and total expendituresfor curative care among 129 girls and boys with diarrhea in Minia, Egypt. Girlshave lower odds than boys of visiting doctors versus lay providers and privateversus informal facilities, and the involvement of fathers in prior discussionsabout care may be important to reduce this disparity. Median expenditures forcurative care also are lower for girls than boys, particularly when fathers arenever involved in choice of care. Future research should examine the extent towhich these disparities in care reflect differences in the quality of care received. Population Research and Policy Review Springer Journals

Gender Bias in the Allocation of Curative Health Care in Minia, Egypt

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Geography; Demography; Economic Policy; Population Economics
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