Drivers of nutritional change in four South Asian countries: a dynamic observational analysis
Article in: Maternal & Child Nutrition


Published in: 2016
Pages: 9

Publisher:
JohnWiley & Sons Ltd

Author:
Headey, D., Hoddinott, J., Park, S.


This paper quantifies the factors explaining long-term improvements in child height for age z-scores in Bangladesh (1996/1997–2011), India (1992/1993–2005/2006), Nepal (1997–2011) and Pakistan (1991–2013). We apply the same statistical techniques to data from a common data source from which we have extracted a set of common explanatory variables that capture ‘nutrition-sensitive’ factors. Three are particularly important in explaining height for age z-score changes over these timeframes: improvements in material well-being; increases in female education; and improvements in sanitation. These factors have comparable associations across all four countries.


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Headey, D., Hoddinott, J., Park, S. (2016). Drivers of nutritional change in four South Asian countries: a dynamic observational analysis - Article in: Maternal & Child Nutrition. JohnWiley & Sons Ltd


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