South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics 2021-03-05T06:08:41+00:00 South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics</strong>&nbsp;<strong>(ISSN: 2581-821X)</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/SAJSSE/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of ‘Economics and Social Studies’. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> The Theory and Practice of Evaluating Green Factories in China 2021-03-02T10:09:56+00:00 Meng Yang Husheng Li Jinhui Li <p>It is well acknowledged that, China is a country with copious manufacturing industries, and Chinese industrial products spread all over the world. Research into the theory and practice of evaluating manufacturing factories in China is of highly significant. However, the traditional method of evaluating factories tends to focus on individual aspects such as efficiency, energy conservation, and environmental protections. There have been relatively few reports covering comprehensive evaluation methods for a systematic green factory. Based on an analysis of the current situation in various countries and regions, the concept and scope of the China Green Factory (CGF) have been defined. The characteristics of a CGF include the intensification of land, the decontamination of raw materials, clean production, waste administration, and the reduction of carbon and energy. The objectives of this paper are to highlight the current policy and research on the CGFs, quantify the positive effects of CGFs, and make some suggestions for future development.</p> 2021-03-02T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mothers Education and Respiratory Infection in Under-Five Children in Nigeria 2021-03-05T03:42:14+00:00 Joseph Paul Dorcas Afanyinya Osu-Kure <p>Respiratory infection is one of the major causes of child ill health and mortality not only in Nigeria, but in most developing countries of the world. This study therefore, investigated the causal relationship between mothers’ level of education and under-five age respiratory infection in Nigeria. Probit regression is used to analyse data from Nigeria Multiple indicator cluster survey 2017. Results from the bivariate regression indicated a significant negative relationship between mothers’ educational level and respiratory infection in under-five age children in Nigeria. Mothers’ educational level became insignificant after controlling for other important covariates which signifies an indirect relationship with child respiratory infection. This implies that mothers’ education influences child respiratory disorder through other variables like place of residence and immunization. Other variables found to influence child respiratory infection includes region of residence, age of child, immunization and ethnicity. On the other hand, sex of child and wealth index were not found to be significant determinants of child respiratory infection. Nigerian government should encourage girl child education through the provision of free quality education at least to secondary school level. Programs to target free diagnosis, treatment and prevention of respiratory infection especially among under-five children should be prioritized by the ministry of health. Health care providers should also intensify awareness to mothers on preventive measures of child respiratory infection especially during antenatal care programs.</p> 2021-02-26T12:34:52+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## COVID-19 and Food Supply in Bangladesh: A Review 2021-03-05T06:08:41+00:00 Abdullah Al Zabir Asif Mahmud Md. Ariful Islam Sabyasachi Chanda Antor Farhana Yasmin Aditya Dasgupta <p>The pandemic COVID-19 has slowed down human activities globally and throwing countries into a slump and possibly economic depression. Bangladesh, a growing economic country, is also experiencing severe economic shockwaves. Besides the economic shock, it is also facing an imbalance in the food supply in all of its channels. The purpose of this paper is to provide a general understanding of the possible impacts of COVID-19 on food supply in Bangladesh. The paper presents a brief summary of the global COVID-19 situation and the current food supply status concerning COVID-19. In Bangladesh, the trend of COVID-19 cases is increasing and due to the lockdown situation, the food supply is hampering badly. Since most farmers are not adapted to mechanized agriculture and facing labour shortages, their production has fallen at risk in terms of harvesting. Due to buyer shortage and unavailability of supply channels, products are being forced to sell at a low price and it will take years to overcome this shock as the prognosis of COVID-19 is still unknown to all. Though the government has taken some policy measures to maintain a sufficient food supply, protect the agriculture sector, and mitigate the possible losses.</p> 2021-03-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##