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Preschool Nutrition and Subsequent Schooling Attainment: Longitudinal Evidence from Tanzania

  • Harold Alderman

    (The World Bank)

  • Johannes Hoogeveen

    (The World Bank)

  • Mariacristina Rossi


    (University of Rome II and CeRP, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin)

This study analyses how childhood health determines future academic performance in Kagera region in Tanzania. Academic outcomes considered are years of education and delay in enrollment, while the measure of childhood health is (relative to the median) height. The repercussions of malnutrition in childhood on subsequent learning and school performance are analyzed by using a unique longitudinal dataset. Results indicate the degree to which malnutrition leads to reduced lifetime earning capacity due to both delays in schooling and declines in total schooling.

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Paper provided by Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Turin (Italy) in its series CeRP Working Papers with number 75.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:crp:wpaper:75
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