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dc.contributor.authorGräb, Johannesen_US
dc.contributor.authorPriebe, Janen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-20T15:53:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-20T15:53:59Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57326-
dc.description.abstractExploiting DHS data from 235 regions in 29 Sub-Saharan Africa countries, we find that the combination of low levels of malnutrition together with dramatically high rates of mortality, encountered in Kenya's Lake Victoria territory, is unique for Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper explores the causes of this paradox for the Kenyan context. Our identification strategy consists of two parts. First of all, we apply multilevel regression models to control simultaneously for family and community clustering of the observed malnutrition and mortality outcomes. Secondly, to address unobserved but correlated factors, we exploit information from GIS and malaria databases to construct variables that capture additional components of children's geographic, political and cultural environment. Our analysis reveals that beneficial agricultural conditions and feeding practices lead to the observed sound anthropometric outcomes around Lake Victoria. In contrast, high mortality rates rest upon an adverse disease environment (malaria prevalence, water pollution, HIV rates) and a policy neglect (underprovision of health care services). Nonetheless, a significant effect of the local ethnic group, the Luo, on mortality remains.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIbero-Amerika-Inst. für Wirtschaftsforschung Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers, Ibero America Institute for Economic Research 185en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelI30en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchild mortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordundernutritionen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultilevel modelingen_US
dc.subject.keywordSub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.subject.stwKindersterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwErnährungen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsrisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwTropenkrankheiten_US
dc.subject.stwGewässerbelastungen_US
dc.subject.stwAIDSen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVictoriaseeen_US
dc.subject.stwKeniaen_US
dc.titleLow malnutrition but high mortality: Explaining the paradox of the Lake Victoria regionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn60890855Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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