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Title: The effect of household income on child welfare clinic attendance in Ghana

Authors: Abdallah Abdul-Mumuni

Addresses: Department of Banking and Finance, University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana

Abstract: This paper examines the effect of household income on child welfare clinic attendance in Ghana using the Ghana Living Standards Survey round six (GLSS 6) data. In order to choose the model that best fits the data, the corrected versions of the Vuong test were used and the ZIP model was chosen over the PRM. The paper finds evidence that other things being equal, a child in a household that gets a GH¢1 increase in income is 0.023 more likely to be sent for child welfare clinic service and this will in turn, lead to an improvement in the child's health. It is recommended that the government should provide mobile child welfare clinics around the country and also design cash transfer policies in order to provide financial support for poor caregivers to be able to attend child welfare clinics regularly.

Keywords: household income; Poisson regression; child health; child welfare clinic.

DOI: 10.1504/AJESD.2021.112526

African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.8 No.1, pp.1 - 17

Received: 26 Jul 2018
Accepted: 13 Aug 2019

Published online: 20 Jan 2021 *

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