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Nutrición y desarrollo en el Pacífico colombiano


  • Karina Acosta-Ordoñez


La evidencia empírica ha demostrado la importancia de la nutrición en los estados de salud, el desempeño escolar y la productividad laboral de los individuos, así como en el crecimiento económico. Debido a que una de las regiones con más deficientes situaciones nutricionales en Colombia es la del Pacífico, este documento explora el rol de esta condición en la perpetuación de la pobreza en la región y sus determinantes directos. Entre los problemas estructurales encontrados como insumos para la persistencia de los círculos de pobreza basados en nutrición en la región se encontraron: la relación entre la actividad minera y la violencia, el limitado desarrollo de la articulación vial y las condiciones de empleo de los hogares.

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  • Karina Acosta-Ordoñez, 2015. "Nutrición y desarrollo en el Pacífico colombiano," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 221, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdr:region:221
    DOI: 10.32468/dtseru.221

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    nutrición; círculos de pobreza; seguridad alimentaria; Pacífico colombiano. Note:;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General


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