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Nutritional status and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, 1950-1980.

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Nutrition and health are important dimensions of human well-being. Both aspects are complementary to income and deserve attention in its own right. However, there is an interrelationship between economic development and nutritional status which this study aims to investigate. We use a population’s mean height as an indicator of nutritional intake net of claims due to diseases. Based on more than 200,000 women from 28 sub-Saharan African countries, we find that nutritional status was in a good...

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Alexander Moradi More by this author
Volume:
GPRG-WPS-046
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2006-07-12
URN:
uuid:d1b50f5c-c59b-4b65-906d-1a1aabe2aa12
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14037
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English

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