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Alok Bhargava

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199269143

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269143.001.0001

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Child health and cognitive development in developing countries

Child health and cognitive development in developing countries

(p.64) 4 Child health and cognitive development in developing countries
Food, Economics, and Health

Alok Bhargava

Oxford University Press

This chapter extends the framework developed in Chapter 3 for the analysis of health indicators (height, weight, and morbidity) to children's psychological indicators such as scores on cognitive tests. This is important because children's learning is a cumulative process and future supply of skilled labour depends on cognitive achievements at various stages. The results from the analyses of data from Kenya and Tanzania show the importance of children's health status for their scores on cognitive and educational achievement tests. The empirical results identified key determinants of child development.

Keywords:   children, health, infant development, labour supply, health indicators, psychological indicators

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