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Public Policy and Anthropometric Outcomes in the Cote d'Ivoire

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  • Thomas, D.
  • Lavy, V.
  • Strauss, J.

Household survey data from the Cote d'Ivoire are used to examine the impact of public policies on child height, child weight for height and adult body mass index. Economic adjuntment programs in the 1980s were accompanied by reduced availability and quality of health care services and increases in relative food prices. The health of Ivorians was probably adversely affected by these changes.

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Paper provided by RAND - Labor and Population Program in its series Papers with number 95-07.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 1995
Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:95-07
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