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Interactions between short- and long-term health of children: A case from rural Ethiopia

  • Bereket Kebede

In contrast to other studies, this paper examines the determinants of short-term child health by controlling for the long-term health status of children.� Using data from rural Ethiopia and linear mixed models that control for individual heterogeneity, the empirical analysis indicate that the effect of per capita household expenditures on the weight-for-age z-scores of children in rural Ethiopia is influenced by the children's height-for-age z-scores implying that the efficiency with which short-term health inputs are transformed into health outcomes is significantly affected by long-term health status of children.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number WPS/2008-05.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:oxf:wpaper:wps/2008-05
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