Women's income and boy-girl anthropometric status in the Côted'Ivoire

Haddad, L. (1994) Women's income and boy-girl anthropometric status in the Côted'Ivoire. World Development, 22 (4). pp. 543-553.

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This paper examines the effects of the intrahousehold distribution of income on children's anthropometric status in theCǒted'Ivoire. We find that increases in the proportion of cash income accruing to women increases boys' height-for-age relative to girls, and that this effect is statistically significant. We suggest that this result may reflect efficiency and equity concerns which, in this case, reinforce each other.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropometric, Developing Countries, Cote d’Ivoire
Author Affiliation: International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC USA
Subjects: Social Sciences
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 11:15
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 11:15
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0305-750X(94)90110-4
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8595

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