Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105797
Authors: 
Kimenju, Simon C.
Qaim, Matin
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
GlobalFood Discussion Papers 53
Abstract: 
We analyze how the nutrition transition affects child malnutrition in developing countries. It is often assumed that the nutrition transition affects child weight but not child growth, which could be one reason why child underweight decreases faster than child stunting. But these effects have hardly been analyzed empirically. Our cross-country panel regressions show that the nutrition transition reduces child underweight, while no consistent effect on child overweight is found. Against common views, our results also suggest that the nutrition transition reduces child stunting. Further research is required to confirm these findings.
Subjects: 
nutrition transition
malnutrition
stunting
underweight
obesity
JEL: 
I15
O10
O13
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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