Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229281
Authors: 
Nsabimana, Aimable
Mensah, Justice Tei
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2020/57
Abstract: 
In this paper, we examine the relationship between childhood exposure to adverse weather shocks and nutritional and health outcomes of children in Tanzania. Using household panel data matched with spatially disaggregated data on weather shocks, we exploit the plausibly exogenous variations in the exposure to weather shocks to estimate the relationship. Our results reveal a positive association between exposure to dry weather shocks and stunting among children. The effects are profound in the first 12 months after childbirth. The findings, however, indicate that wet shocks such as flooding have no discernible impact on child health.
Subjects: 
child nutrition
Tanzania
weather shocks
JEL: 
I15
Q54
O13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-814-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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