• Basirat Ayobami ATIJOSAN


Gender, Maternal mortality, women empowerment, Labour Force.


The study examines variables that measure maternal labour force participation as it influences uptake of delivery place among women in Nigeria. The study analyzed data from 2018 Demographic and Health Survey on 27,176 women who participate in labour force. The result showed that about 65% of respondents participate in labour force with 49% of the respondents who utilized health facility during delivery. Majority (51%) of the respondents who were working had home delivery. This study shows that women participation in labour force as a form of empowerment did not influence the choice of women to utilize health care facility. Beyond economically empowering a woman, there is need to tackle the power relations that exist between man and woman.


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