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Childhood Malnutrition and Educational Attainment: An Analysis using Oxford's Young Lives Longitudinal Study in Peru

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  • Krause, Brooke Laura
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    This study estimates the impact of childhood malnutrition on educational achievement of Peruvian children. While there is growing evidence in the literature that a child’s nutrition is important for his or her own educational development, this paper will focus on the nuances of what type of nutritional status, and at what stage of childhood, is most critical for educational achievement. The data used in this study comes from a longitudinal survey in Peru conducted by Oxford University’s Young Lives project. This study accounts for the potential endogeneity and measurement error in the child anthropometric measures by using instrumental variables approach.

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    Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. with number 150598.

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    Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty;

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