SES-Health Gradient in Anthropometric and Biomarkers for Children in Bolivia

SES-Health Gradient in Anthropometric and Biomarkers for Children in Bolivia

Investigador: Pablo Celhay (con Sebastian Martìnez y Cecilia Vidal).

This paper examines socioeconomic gaps in child development in Bolivia using a representative sample of children 0–59 months and a rich set of outcomes, including micronutrient deficiencies, gross motor and communicative development. Compared to the poorest quintile, children in the richest quintile are less likely to have iron deficiency, anemia, to be stunted, and to show risk of delays in gross motor and communicative skills. By the age of three, most of these gaps have increased substantially. Our findings are robust to the choice of socioeconomic measurement and highlight the need for targeted policies to reduce developmental gaps.

Categories: Investigaciones, Salud
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