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Urban-Rural Disparities of Child Health and Nutritional Status in China from 1989 to 2006

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  • Liu, Hong

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    (Central University of Finance and Economics)

  • Fang, Hai

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    (University of Colorado Denver)

  • Zhao, Zhong

    ()
    (Renmin University of China)

Abstract

This paper analyzes urban–rural disparities of China's child health and nutritional status using the China Health and Nutrition Survey data from 1989 to 2006. We investigate degrees of health and nutritional disparities between urban and rural children in China as well as how such disparities have changed during the period 1989–2006. The results show that on average urban children have 0.29 higher height-for-age z-scores and 0.19 greater weight-for-age z-scores than rural children. Urban children are approximately 40% less likely to be stunted (OR = 0.62; P

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6528.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2012
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Publication status: published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2013, 11 (3), 294–309 [Details & Download]
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Keywords: urban-rural disparities; health and nutritional status; child; China;

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