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A matching decomposition of the rural–urban difference in malnutrition in Malawi

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These findings suggest that the characteristics which negatively affect child nutrition in rural areas play a small role in the gap, and that most of the gap is largely due to the favourable characteristics such as better parental education and better household economic status among others that urban children have. The findings imply that in order to reduce the malnutrition gap policy interventions should focus more on ensuring that the favourable characteristics that urban children have such as better parental education, better household economic status among others are also available to rural children. Copyright Mussa; licensee Springer. 2014

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  • Richard Mussa, 2014. "A matching decomposition of the rural–urban difference in malnutrition in Malawi," Health Economics Review, Springer, vol. 4(1), pages 1-10, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:hecrev:v:4:y:2014:i:1:p:1-10:10.1186/s13561-014-0011-9
    DOI: 10.1186/s13561-014-0011-9
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    Matching; Decomposition; Malnutrition; Malawi;

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    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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