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Title:The determinants of child weight and height in Sri Lanka: A quantile regression approach PDF Logo
Authors:Aturupane, Harsha
Deolalikar, Anil B.
Gunewardena, Dileni
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.53
Abstract:Reducing child malnutrition is a key goal of most developing countries. To combat child malnutrition with the right set of interventions, policymakers need to have a better understanding of its economic, social and policy determinants. While there is a large literature that investigates the determinants of child malnutrition, it focuses almost exclusively on mean effects of these determinants. However, socioeconomic background variables and policy interventions may affect child nutrition differently at different points of the conditional nutritional distribution.
Subjects:child health
child nutrition
malnutrition
child weight
child height
quantile regression
Sri Lanka
JEL:D12
D13
I12
O12
ISBN:978-92-9230-101-9
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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