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How responsive is body weigth to transitory income changes? Evidence from rural Tanzania
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Development Economics, ISSN 0304-3878, E-ISSN 1872-6089, Vol. 92, no 1, 53-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We use time-series of rainfall to estimate the response of body weight to transitory changes in household income in rural Tanzania. We find that the response of body weight to income changes is positive on average, but that the impact is highest for female children, and lower for adults. For female children, a ten-percent increase in household income implies an increase in body weight by about 0.4 kg. In contrast, the body weight of adolescents and young adults is virtually invariant to income changes.

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2010. Vol. 92, no 1, 53-61 p.
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Income variability, Nutrition, Sub-Saharan Africa
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132027DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2009.01.002ISI: 000275393800005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-132027DiVA: diva2:356654
Available from: 2010-10-13 Created: 2010-10-13 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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