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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 04)
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The Effect of Income on Child Nutrition in China

Haibin Qiu and Yu Qiu
Corresponding Author:  Yu Qiu 

Key words:  Child, China, effect, income, nutrition, ,
Vol. 5 , (04): 1144-1148
Submitted Accepted Published
June 11, 2012 July 09, 2012 February 01, 2013
Abstract:

This study examines the determinants of child nutritional status in China, focusing specially on the household income effect. Data are drawn from China Health and Nutrition Survey, including 4 waves from 1991 to 2000. The empirical relationship between nutritional status and income, on the one hand and other effect factors like mother's height, maternal education, location (urban vs. rural, north vs. south) is investigated. Ordinary Least Squares, Random Effects, Fixed Effects and Instrumental Variables models are used, respectively. In the preferred model, a fixed effects model where income is instrumented, we find that the household income per capita shows no significant impact on the height-for-age z-scores.
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Haibin Qiu and Yu Qiu, 2013. The Effect of Income on Child Nutrition in China.  Research Journal Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(04): 1144-1148.
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