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A framework for physical growth and child development

Harold Alderman (), Jere Behrman and Paul Glewwe ()

No 1435, IFPRI discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: It is widely recognized that there is a continuum of physical growth and social-emotional and cognitive development across the life course, from the preconception health status of the mother through adulthood. This paper lays out a core economic model that illustrates the interrelationship of investments over the life cycle. It then shows how this framework can be used to the relative cost-effectiveness analysis and benefit-cost analysis of interventions during early childhood development with both physical growth and cognition as key outcomes.

Keywords: nutrition; human nutrition; children; health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015
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