Abstract

This study analyses the intertemporal health deprivations of women and children using three rounds of Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys (1990, 2006 and 2012-13). Focusing, on the demand side of health, the determinants of health deprivations of women and children are computed using Alkire-Foster methodology. The women health deprivation index shows that the incidence of women health deprivations has decreased, however, the intensity has increased from 2006 to 2012-13. Moreover, the child health deprivations have increased from 2006 to 2012-13. The results for determinants from logistic regression suggest that women health deprivations are mainly determined from her education, partner’s education and the number of births. The health deprivations faced by children are higher than that of women. The determinants for the child health deprivations are mother’s education, region, household size and the number of births in the last five years.