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Stunted child - overweight mother pairs

  • Garrett, James L.
  • Ruel, Marie T.

"This paper explores the global prevalence of an emerging phenomenon: the coexistence of a stunted child and an overweight mother in the same household. It also tests whether this phenomenon is associated with a country's level of economic development and urbanization. Policy directions for public nutrition are highlighted. Data from 36 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) were used (23 in Africa, 8 in Latin America, and 5 in Asia). Stunting was defined as height-for-age

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series FCND briefs with number 148.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:fcndbr:148
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  1. Fafchamps, Marcel & Quisumbing, Agnes R., 1999. "Social roles, human capital, and the intrahousehold division of labor," FCND discussion papers 73, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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