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Children and the Food Price Crisis.

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The sharp increase in food prices both in world markets and in local markets since 2006 has raised serious concerns about the food and nutrition situation of poor families in many countries. Particularly in urban areas, where people cannot grow their own food, household budgets have been squeezed. The rapid price increases are especially bad news for young children, as any disruption to their nutrition tends to have serious long-term implications, both in terms of stunting, and lower educatio...

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Stefan Dercon More by this author
Alan Sanchez More by this author
Volume:
5
Series:
Young lives policy brief
Publication date:
2008-09-05
URN:
uuid:18154941-f15d-4d51-98ee-9d3ebd6b9a01
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14198

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