The nutrition transition and indicators of child malnutrition

Research, Preprint English OPEN
Kimenju, Simon C.; Qaim, Matin;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Göttingen: Universität Göttingen, Research Training Group (RTG) 1666 - GlobalFood
  • Subject: O13 | malnutrition | nutrition transition | Nutrition transition, malnutrition, stunting, underweight, obesity, Consumer/Household Economics, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety, Food Security and Poverty, International Development, I15, O10, O13, | I15 | stunting | underweight | obesity | O10
    • ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: digestive, oral, and skin physiology | nutritional and metabolic diseases

We analyze how the nutrition transition affects child malnutrition in developing countries. It is often assumed that the nutrition transition affects child weight but not child growth, which could be one reason why child underweight decreases faster than child stunting.... View more
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