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Influence of enhanced nutrition and psychosocial stimulation in early childhood on cognitive functioning and psychological well-being in Guatemalan adults


  • Ramírez-Luzuriaga, María J.
  • DiGirolamo, Ann M.
  • Martorell, Reynaldo
  • Ramírez-Zea, Manuel
  • Waford, Rachel
  • Stein, Aryeh D.


Early-life nutrition interventions in low and middle-income countries have demonstrated long-term benefits on cognitive skills, however, their influence on socioemotional outcomes has not been fully explored. Moreover, the mediating processes through which nutrition intervention effects operate and are maintained over time are understudied.

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  • Ramírez-Luzuriaga, María J. & DiGirolamo, Ann M. & Martorell, Reynaldo & Ramírez-Zea, Manuel & Waford, Rachel & Stein, Aryeh D., 2021. "Influence of enhanced nutrition and psychosocial stimulation in early childhood on cognitive functioning and psychological well-being in Guatemalan adults," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 275(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:275:y:2021:i:c:s0277953621001428
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113810

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    1. John A. Maluccio & John Hoddinott & Jere R. Behrman & Reynaldo Martorell & Agnes R. Quisumbing & Aryeh D. Stein, 2009. "The Impact of Improving Nutrition During Early Childhood on Education among Guatemalan Adults," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 119(537), pages 734-763, April.
    2. Charlotte Wray & Alysse Kowalski & Feziwe Mpondo & Laura Ochaeta & Delia Belleza & Ann DiGirolamo & Rachel Waford & Linda Richter & Nanette Lee & Gaia Scerif & Aryeh D Stein & Alan Stein & COHORTS, 2020. "Executive functions form a single construct and are associated with schooling: Evidence from three low- and middle- income countries," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 15(11), pages 1-14, November.
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