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Does Parental Education Affect Stunting in Children Age 0-59 Months in Indonesia?

Does Parental Education Affect Stunting in Children Age 0-59 Months in Indonesia?
ERIZQA MAHARDHIKA
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Eradication of all forms of malnutrition, including stunting, is one of the targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, malnutrition is still a major problem of public health in developing countries. This study analyzes the effect of parental education on stunting in children using cross-section data of Indonesian Family Life Survey 2014 (IFLS5) and using the Probit regression method, with stunting as the dependent variable and parental education and other control variables as the independent variables. The result of this study indicates that paternal education has a negative and significant effect on the probability of child stunting. From the result, it can be concluded that parental education, especially paternal education, is expected to reduce the rates of child stunting.