What is the evidence about the associations between child health
outcomes and mothers' (or parents') education? Does education have an
impact on child survival and where are published papers about this? How
much education delivers what kind of impact? What is the nature of the
difference (for example, better preventive management of children in the
home, improved income, strengthened decision-making about seeking care,
adherence to treatment etc.)?
This review shows that there is evidence of an association between child
health outcomes and parents' education. This relationship is
particularly pronounced when considering the impact of maternal
Holley, C. Helpdesk Report: Child Health and Parents’ Education. Human Development Resource Centre, UK (2011) 22 pp.
Helpdesk Report: Child Health and Parents’ Education