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Título : Weather and child health in rural Nigeria
Autor : Jacoby, Hanan G. 
Rabassa, Mariano 
Skoufias, Emmanuel 
Fecha de publicación : 2014
Editorial : Oxford University Press. Centre for the Study of African Economies
Cita : Jacoby, H. G. Rabassa, M. Skoufias, E. Weather and child health in rural Nigeria [en línea]. Journal of African Economies. 2014, 23 (4). doi: Disponible en:
Resumen : Abstract: The effect of weather shocks on children’s anthropometrics is investigated using the two most recent rounds of the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (DHS). For this purpose, climate data for each DHS cluster are interpolated using dailyweather station records fromthe nationalnetwork.Thefindings reveal that rainfall shocks have a statistically significant and robust impact on child health in the short-run for both weight-for-height and height-for-age, and the incidence of diarrhoea. The impacts of weather shocks on health are of considerable magnitude; however, children seem to catch-up with their cohort rapidly after experiencing a shock. Finally, it appears that the impact of these shocks is the same for young boys and girls, which suggests that there is no gender-based discrimination in the allocation of resources within households.
Cobertura Espacial: Nigeria
ISSN : 0963-8024
Disciplina: SOCIOLOGIA
Derechos: Acceso abierto
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