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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD MALNUTRITION
Autores:  Alderman, Harold
Hoddinott, John
Kinsey, Bill
Data:  2003-03-08
Ano:  2003
Palavras-chave:  Food Security and Poverty
Health Economics and Policy
Resumo:  This paper examines the impact of preschool malnutrition on subsequent human capital formation in rural Zimbabwe using a maternal fixed effects-instrumental variables (MFE-IV) estimator with a long-term panel data set. Representations of civil war and drought "shocks" are used to identify differences in preschool nutritional status across siblings. Improvements in height-for-age in preschoolers are associated with increased height as a young adult and number of grades of schooling completed. Had the median preschool child in this sample had the stature of a median child in a developed country, by adolescence, she would be 4.6 centimeters taller and would have completed an additional 0.7 grades of schooling.
Tipo:  Working or Discussion Paper
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  14021

http://purl.umn.edu/16436
Editor:  AgEcon Search
Relação:  International Food Policy Research Institute>FCND Discussion Papers
FCND Discussion Paper 168
Formato:  30

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