OEconomia https://oeconomiajournal.com/index.php/Journal en-US editor@oeconomiajournal.com (Lewis diveid) admin@oeconomiajournal.com (Dr. Greenwood) Fri, 12 Jan 2024 17:39:13 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Use of Anthropometric Measures to Determine Child Malnutrition in Pakistan https://oeconomiajournal.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/102 <p><strong>Background: </strong>Child malnutrition has been a substantial and consistent public health issue worldwide for many years, significantly affecting child mortality and morbidity that is severely obstructive in children's survival and growth. <strong>Objective: </strong>This study aims to assess how socioeconomic and demographic factors, as well as community health facilities, are related to child malnutrition among children aged less than five years in Punjab, Pakistan. <strong>Method: </strong>Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2017-18 is conducted by the Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan, including men and women aged 15-49 years and children less than five years. Quantile Regression (QR) and Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) are used on anthropometric indicators to identify the factors contributing to child malnutrition in Pakistan. <strong>Results:</strong> A child's age, birth order, area of residence, sex, division, wealth index quintile, parental age, and education were significant determinants of child malnutrition.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Female children are more likely to have higher stunting than male. Wealth index quantiles revealed the highest wasting in the poorer group compared to the richest. <strong>Conclusion</strong>: The OLS estimates can be deceptive when predicting the impact of factors at the lower end of the anthropometric indicator distribution. QR is a better approach than OLS to assess anthropometric distribution.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>Malnutrition, Anthropometric indicators, Quantile Regression, Ordinary Least Squares</p> Dr. Sehar Saleem, Dr. Seyab Yasin, Mrs Maria Aslam, Dr. Atif Khan Jadoon, Miss Kiran Sarfraz Copyright (c) 2024 OEconomia https://oeconomiajournal.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/102 Tue, 13 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000 YouTube Advertisements: A blessing or a curse? Generation Z’s perspective about YouTube Advertisements https://oeconomiajournal.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/98 <p>The research studied impact of informativeness of YouTube ads on purchase intention of consumers, incorporating two moderators, irritability and entertainment and trendiness. The sample consisted of generation Z and the study focused on how generation Z perceives YouTube ads. For the purpose of data analyses AMOS software was used. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation model was incorporated in the study. The results depicted that Ad informativeness has a positive relationship with the purchase intention of the product or service being advertised (H1). The extant literature supports the result as it states informativeness has a positive relationship with purchase intention due to the fact that messages that are of high quality are more prone to cultivating the purchase impulse for consumers to purchase the product being advertised (Tan, 2021). If the advertisement is informative it will have a positive and significant impact on consumer’s purchase intention. There were two moderators being studied in the research, irritability and entertainment and trendiness.</p> Zoraq Mansoor, Amina Talat Copyright (c) 2024 OEconomia https://oeconomiajournal.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/98 Fri, 12 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Impact of Financial Literacy and Self-Control on Financial Well-Being: A Mediating Role of Financial Behavior https://oeconomiajournal.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/100 <p><em>The study intends to investigate the impact of financial literacy and self-control on the financial well-being of individuals in a developing country like Pakistan, where we are facing certain peripheral issues such as a dense youth population and feeble financial outreach of the community. Henceforth, having substantial youth and the inability of the formal financial sector to cope with their growing needs the need of making rational financial decision making becomes imperative for the individual's well-being. </em><em>Precisely, we have highlighted the relationship and effect of financial literacy and self-control on the financial well-being of university students through the mediating role of financial behavior. Furthermore, the data was collected through a modified questionnaire comprising 26 items. </em><em>The results of the study affirm the importance of financial behavior and financial literacy on the financial well-being of individuals particularly, university dealing youth.</em><em>The outcomes of the study suggested that financial literacy is important for human well-being, henceforth, the study should be done at a wider scale by including the most sophisticated psychological constructs in the measuring scale. </em></p> Muzammil Khurshid, Muhammad Azeem, Abdullah Shiham Hassan Copyright (c) 2024 OEconomia https://oeconomiajournal.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/100 Fri, 12 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000