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Child Malnutrition and Mortality in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Cross-Country Analysis

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  • Gabriele, Alberto
  • Schettino, Francesco

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In this paper we propose and test an interpretative framework on the social and economic determinants of child malnutrition and child mortality, two key human development indicators. The paper is organized as follows. Section 1 illustrates the main economic and social factors causing child malnutrition and mortality. Section 2 identifies the main clusters of food insecure and vulnerable households and briefly describes their livelihood profiles. Section 3 exposes our cross-country estimation methodology. Section 4 reports and discusses the results. Section 5 concludes.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 3132.

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Date of creation: Apr 2007
Date of revision: Jul 2007
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:3132

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Keywords: Malnutrition; Mortality; Cross-Country Analysis; Millenium Development Goals; Food Insecurity;

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  1. Gabriele, Alberto, 2010. "The Exaggerate Socialism Of Raul’s Cuba," MPRA Paper 26359, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Viridiana Garcia, 2012. "Children Malnutrition and Horizontal Inequalities in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Focus on Contrasting Domestic Trajectories," Working Papers 2012-019, United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa (UNDP/RBA).

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