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The Height of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Role of Health, Nutrition, and Income in Childhood

Yoko Akachi and David Canning

PGDA Working Papers from Program on the Global Demography of Aging

Abstract: Most of the variation in height across countries in Sub-Saharan Africa is due to fixed effects, however, we find that variations in cohort height over time are sensitive to changes in infant mortality rate, GDP per capita, and protein intake, both at birth and in adolescence.

Keywords: Infant Mortality; Nutrition; Women’s Height; Stature; Sub-Saharan Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2007-05
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