They were expected to do the heaviest household chores as well as farm work in this predominantly agricultural community. Gender disparity is not simply a problem of poverty. Notify me of new comments via email. Through their alliance with a more powerful family member, women may be able to exert more control over family matters including those to do with her own fertility. However, it performs poorly on indicators of maternal size and birth weight 1. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.
Now she asks why her healthy attitude to food is so at odds with the views and desires of other women Hannah Betts:
Why are rural Indian women so thin? Findings from a village in Maharashtra
And so I rebuilt myself — slowly, sensibly — with good fats, slow-releasing carbs and mountains of protein. The young women worked both at home and on the farm: We were, it appeared, in the grip of a self-consciousness epidemic transforming British womanhood into a collection of work-shy agoraphobics. Neither is education on its own the key to improving the lot of women in India. The young women worked both at home and on the farm:. The Pune Maternal Nutrition Study showed that there is little reduction in the workload of these women in pregnancy Factors known to contribute to low birth weight are short maternal stature as a result of undernutrition and infections during childhood, and poor nutrition before conception and during pregnancy 4.