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Table 2

Mother's decision-making say is lower for lower-ranking mothers

OLS (1)OLS(2)Ordered Logit (3) OLS(4)
Lower −0.097* −0.087 −0.107* −0.136 
 (0.047) (0.047) (0.052) (0.079) 
Education (ref. = no education)     
 Primary education  −0.115   
   (0.135)   
 Secondary education  −0.165   
   (0.115)   
 Higher education  −0.001   
   (0.209)   
Mother's Age at Marriage  0.015   
  (0.013)   
Mother's Age at Survey    −2.340 
    (6.650) 
Household Fixed Effects Yes Yes No Yes 
Mother's Cohort Fixed Effects No No No Yes 
n (mothers in NFHS-3 or NFHS-4) 1,758 1,758 1,758 1,666 
OLS (1)OLS(2)Ordered Logit (3) OLS(4)
Lower −0.097* −0.087 −0.107* −0.136 
 (0.047) (0.047) (0.052) (0.079) 
Education (ref. = no education)     
 Primary education  −0.115   
   (0.135)   
 Secondary education  −0.165   
   (0.115)   
 Higher education  −0.001   
   (0.209)   
Mother's Age at Marriage  0.015   
  (0.013)   
Mother's Age at Survey    −2.340 
    (6.650) 
Household Fixed Effects Yes Yes No Yes 
Mother's Cohort Fixed Effects No No No Yes 
n (mothers in NFHS-3 or NFHS-4) 1,758 1,758 1,758 1,666 

Notes: Each observation is a mother of one of the children in the height regressions of either the NFHS-3 (2005–2006) or NFHS-4 (2015–2016), combined here into one sample. The dependent variable is the count of situations in which the mother reported having a decision-making say; the two surveys asked about four situations in both rounds. Each confidence interval and coefficient estimate corresponds to β^ in a separate regression estimate of sihv=β lowerihv+αhv+ Xihvθ, where s is a mother's self-reported decision-making say, lower is an indicator for being the lower-ranking mother, α represents household (h) fixed effects, and X are other controls as specified. Column 4 has a smaller sample because observations in which mothers do not differ on cohort of birth (measured as century-month codes) are omitted; we include column 4 to account for the correlation between age and cohort in cross-sectional surveys. Standard errors, clustered by village (v), are shown in parentheses.

p < .10; *p < .05

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