International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2021)

Impact of socio-economic factors on health of children: A micro-level study from district Udhampur, J&K


Avishake Raina, Vaishali Sharma

Socio- economic factors are known to be the major factors that influence children’s health related quality of life. These factors not only include the income but also the occupational status, educational attainment, social status and social class. This paper is an attempt to study the impact of socio-economic factors on the health of children between the age group of 3-5 years. It also determines the degree of accessibility of children to basic services and needs such as health, education, shelter, food, sanitation, water and to identify the immunization status of children between the age group of 3-5 years. The study has been carried out in ward no. 1 of Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. A total sample of 50 households has been taken using purposive sampling to analyze the major objectives. In this study, the respondent is a mother who is taking care of her child between the age group of 3 to 5 years. Various socio-economic factors like mother’s age, type of family, religion, caste, type of ration card, occupation, and mother’s education form the basis of the study. It has been found that majority of the respondents, that is, 59.2%, let their children defecates in water-sealed toilet which means that the sanitation condition of this ward is better to some extent. Most of the households in this area have been found following better hygienic practices, which further create a positive impact on the health status of the children. All children have been found vaccinated.
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Avishake Raina, Vaishali Sharma. Impact of socio-economic factors on health of children: A micro-level study from district Udhampur, J&K. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 20-26
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