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Health, Shocks, and Poverty Persistence

Stefan Dercon and John Hoddinott

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199276837
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601620 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276838.003.0007

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

Health, Shocks, and Poverty Persistence

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The impact of shocks on child and adult health is investigated using data from recent studies in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Health status, measured by height and body mass, is affected by shocks. Young pre-schoolers are more adversely affected than older children. Adult women are often more adversely affected than men.

Keywords: shocks; poverty; health; child; adult; body mass; height; Zimbabwe; Ethiopia

Chapter.  6386 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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