publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2005

Childhood Malnutrition In China: Change Of Inequality In A Decade

Chen, Zhuo; Eastwood, David B.; Yen, Steven T.; Chen, Zhuo; Eastwood, David B.; Yen, Steven T.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
Abstract
A concentration index methodology to analyze the inequality in childhood malnutrition in China is outlined. Height-for-age z score is used as a measure of childhood malnutrition. Using household survey data from nine Chinese provinces, it is found that per-capita household income, household head's education, urban residence and access to a bus stop reduced malnutrition. Child's age had a nonlinear effect on the malnutrition status. Income growth and access to public transportation reduced the inequality, while rural-urban gap, provincial differentiation, and unequal distribution of household head's education increased inequality in childhood malnutrition. Gender...
Subjects
free text keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety,, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety
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