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Intra-household nutrient inequity in rural Ethiopia

Jennifer Coates, Bryan N. Patenaude, Beatrice Lorge Rogers, Alemzewed Challa Roba, Yitbarek Kidane Woldetensay, Addisalem Fikre Tilahun and Kathryn L. Spielman

Food Policy, 2018, vol. 81, issue C, 82-94

Abstract: Food assistance interventions directed at households may miss undernourished individuals if intra-household equity in nutrient allocation is assumed. A recent study from Ethiopia revealed that, while all age groups consumed calories in proportion to their fair share, iron and protein were inequitably allocated among household members. Further exploration of individual and household characteristics associated with these allocation patterns is necessary to gain a more complete understanding of existing disparities.

Date: 2018
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