Interactions between short- and long-term health of children: A case from rural Ethiopia
AbstractIn contrast to other studies, this paper examines the determinants of short-term child health by controlling for the long-term health status of children.� Using data from rural Ethiopia and linear mixed models that control for individual heterogeneity, the empirical analysis indicate that the effect of per capita household expenditures on the weight-for-age z-scores of children in rural Ethiopia is influenced by the children's height-for-age z-scores implying that the efficiency with which short-term health inputs are transformed into health outcomes is significantly affected by long-term health status of children.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number WPS/2008-05.
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2008
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Ethiopia; Child Health; Anthropometrics; Linear Mixed Model;
Other versions of this item:
- Bereket Kebede, 2008. "Interactions between short- and long-term health of children: A case from rural Ethiopia," CSAE Working Paper Series 2008-05, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
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