publication . Article . Preprint . 2012

Does Famine Matter

Julius A. Agbor; Gregory N. Price;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: African Development Review, volume 26, pages 454-467 (issn: 1017-6772, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
type="main" xml:lang="en"> To the extent that in utero and childhood malnutrition negatively affects later stage mental and physical health, it can possibly constrain later stage human capital acquisition, which is an important driver of economic growth. This paper considers the impact of famine on aggregate adolescent human capital formation in sub-Saharan Africa. We parameterize a joint adolescent human capital and food nutrition production function to estimate the effects of famine on years of primary school completed by individuals aged 15–19. Mixed fixed and random coefficient parameter estimates for 32 sub-Saharan African countries between 1980 and 2010 re...
Subjects
free text keywords: Human Capital, Famine, Nutrition, Sub-Saharan Africa, Development, Malnutrition, medicine.disease, medicine, Food processing, business.industry, business, Economics, International trade, Development economics, Food security, Demographic economics, Human capital, Famine, Multilevel model, Economic model, Standard of living, jel:C33, jel:I15, jel:I25, jel:O10, jel:O15, jel:O55, jel:Q18
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