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)
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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