64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Measuring and monitoring women’s empowerment and child nutrition in Egypt: Implication with a core set of indicators in the SDGs era


64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Format: CPS Abstract

Keywords: dhs, nutritional status, sdgs, women's empowerment

Session: CPS 39 - Official statistics: gender roles

Tuesday 18 July 8:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. (Canada/Eastern)


Despite the progress made in demographic and health indicators, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 remains a severe task. This paper serves in monitoring several women and child indicators in the era of sustainable development goals.
Women's empowerment is linked to improved child nutrition, and both support the implementation of multiple SDGs. Improving women's empowerment in Egypt could improve child nutrition directly and via improved maternal nutrition.
The purpose of this paper is to monitor and track the current status of the indicators of SDG 2 and SDG 5 which may have interlinkage effects on other SDGs.
This paper will examine pathways by which women's empowerment influences child nutritional status. The paper used nationally representative data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS 2014,2021), Which covers basic indicators of maternal and child health, including fertility levels, family planning and pregnancy care, in addition to infant mortality, vaccinations, childhood diseases and nutritional status.
The methodology of this paper is quantitative for a descriptive purpose and starting the investigation with descriptive statistics, it is used to describe the main features to give an overall sense of the data being analyzed.
Women's empowerment, Nutritional status, DHS, SDGs