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Stunted child - overweight mother pairs

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  • Garrett, James L.
  • Ruel, Marie T.

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"This paper explores the global prevalence of an emerging phenomenon: the coexistence of a stunted child and an overweight mother in the same household. It also tests whether this phenomenon is associated with a country's level of economic development and urbanization. Policy directions for public nutrition are highlighted. Data from 36 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) were used (23 in Africa, 8 in Latin America, and 5 in Asia). Stunting was defined as height-for-age

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series FCND briefs with number 148.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:fcndbr:148

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Keywords: health ; Nutritionally induced diseases ; Children Growth ;

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  1. Fafchamps, Marcel & Quisumbing, Agnes R., 1999. "Social roles, human capital, and the intrahousehold division of labor," FCND discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 73, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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  1. Kinsey, Jean D., 2004. "Does Food Safety Conflict With Food Security? The Safe Consumption Of Food," Working Papers, University of Minnesota, The Food Industry Center 14326, University of Minnesota, The Food Industry Center.
  2. Jehn, Megan & Brewis, Alexandra, 2009. "Paradoxical malnutrition in mother-child pairs: Untangling the phenomenon of over- and under-nutrition in underdeveloped economies," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 7(1), pages 28-35, March.
  3. Roemling, Cornelia & Qaim, Matin, 2012. "Dual Burden Households and Nutritional Inequality in Indonesia," Discussion Papers 126943, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, GlobalFood, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.
  4. World Bank, 2007. "Nutritional Failure in Ecuador : Causes, Consequences, and Solutions," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6651, August.
  5. Haddad, Lawrence James, 2003. "What can food policy do to redirect the diet transition?," FCND discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 165, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  6. Seong-Hoon Cho & Dayton Lambert & Hyun Kim & Seung Kim, 2009. "Overweight Korean Adolescents and Academic Achievement," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, Springer, vol. 30(2), pages 126-136, June.
  7. Kinsey, Jean D., 2005. "Emerging Research and Public Policy Issues for a Sustainable Global Food Network," Working Papers, University of Minnesota, The Food Industry Center 14298, University of Minnesota, The Food Industry Center.
  8. Lee, Jounghee & Houser, Robert F. & Must, Aviva & de Fulladolsa, Patricia Palma & Bermudez, Odilia I., 2012. "Socioeconomic disparities and the familial coexistence of child stunting and maternal overweight in guatemala," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 10(3), pages 232-241.

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