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dc.contributor.authorStillman, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Duncanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:18Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:18Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20327-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) to examinethe relationship between nutritional status and both longer-run household resources andshort-run fluctuations in household resources. We evaluate six measures of nutrition – grossenergy intake, two dimensions of diet quality, body mass index (BMI), which is a measure ofnet energy intake for adults, and for children, weight for height and stature. Our findingindicate a clear positive effect of longer-run resources on energy intake, diet composition,adult BMI, and child stature.Between 1996 and 2000, Russian households experienced a dramatic decline in income andexpenditure and then an equally dramatic rise. We exploit the panel nature of RLMS toidentify the causal effect of changes in household resources on nutritional status. In contrastto the large decline in expenditure in 1998, nutritional status appears to be very resilient tovariation in household resources and this is reflected in gross energy intake, adult BMI, andchild stature, which all change very little as expenditure deviates from its long-run average.Diet composition, however, does change in response to transitory variation in householdresources. It appears that individuals and households are able to weather large economiccrises at least in terms of maintaining body mass and energy intake.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1092en_US
dc.subject.jelD12en_US
dc.subject.jelP36en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordnutritionen_US
dc.subject.keywordcaloric intakeen_US
dc.subject.keywordBMIen_US
dc.subject.keywordconsumption smoothingen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic shocksen_US
dc.subject.keywordRussiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic crisesen_US
dc.subject.stwErnährungen_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwVerbraucherausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwUnterernährungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftskriseen_US
dc.subject.stwRusslanden_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Economic Crises on Nutritional Status : Evidence from Russiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn384723721en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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