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Table 2 Age-specific household wealth gradients in early childhood health

From: Socioeconomic gradients in early childhood health: evidence from Bangladesh and Nepal

  Bangladesh Nepal
  (1) (2) (3) (4)
  HAZ WAZ HAZ WAZ
Age 0–11M ×Richest Q. 0.271** 0.243*** 0.171 0.043
  (0.113) (0.087) (0.171) (0.147)
Age 12–35M ×Richest Q. 0.465*** 0.346*** 0.255 0.140
  (0.084) (0.071) (0.155) (0.119)
Age 36–59M ×Richest Q. 0.372*** 0.210*** 0.071 0.182
  (0.074) (0.068) (0.131) (0.127)
Child specific controls     
Child’s age     
Age 0–11 M (Reference)     
Age 12–35M –1.035*** –0.581*** –0.951*** –0.344***
  (0.052) (0.042) (0.094) (0.081)
Age 36–59M –1.007*** –0.784*** –1.073*** –0.470***
  (0.053) (0.043) (0.103) (0.089)
Male –0.003 0.051* –0.057 –0.067
  (0.033) (0.027) (0.060) (0.049)
Birth size –0.347*** –0.458*** –0.341*** –0.415***
  (0.046) (0.037) (0.080) (0.055)
Birth order –0.114*** –0.075*** –0.058* –0.092***
  (0.021) (0.016) (0.030) (0.025)
Maternal controls     
Mother’s age 0.033*** 0.018*** 0.013 0.015
  (0.006) (0.005) (0.011) (0.009)
Mother’s education     
No education (Reference)     
Primary education 0.074 0.044 0.087 0.126
  (0.058) (0.046) (0.101) (0.077)
Secondary education 0.172*** 0.223*** 0.248** 0.328***
  (0.060) (0.050) (0.102) (0.083)
Mother’s height 0.056***   0.058***  
  (0.003)   (0.007)  
Mother’s BMI   0.064***   0.067***
   (0.005)   (0.010)
Paternal controls     
Father’s age 0.003 0.001 –0.007 –0.001
  (0.003) (0.003) (0.008) (0.006)
Father’s education     
No Education (Reference)     
Primary education –0.011 –0.032 0.092 0.052
  (0.049) (0.043) (0.130) (0.099)
Secondary education 0.199*** 0.091** 0.178 0.091
  (0.055) (0.045) (0.127) (0.094)
Household controls     
Log (Household size) 0.005 0.032 0.029 0.000
  (0.045) (0.039) (0.102) (0.070)
Rural –0.026 –0.019 –0.289*** –0.067
  (0.052) (0.045) (0.102) (0.076)
Religion –0.120* –0.119** –0.160 –0.175***
  (0.062) (0.054) (0.100) (0.067)
Weighted Sample Size 7505 7504 2342 2339
R-Squared 0.204 0.199 0.210 0.180
F 55.593 50.682 21.665 15.466
Mean VIF 2.17 2.18 1.76 1.77
  1. Note: The numbers in the parenthesis refer to the linearized standard errors that account for survey design and sample weight. ***indicates p< 0.01, ** indicates p < 0.05 and *indicates p <0.1. Each regression also includes dummies to capture regional effects. The regional dummies for Bangladesh are based on the seven major divisions, and for Nepal the regional dummies are based on the five developmental regions. The religion dummy captures the Muslim and Hindu religions for Bangladesh and Nepal respectively