What can child Anthropometry reveal about living standards and public policy? An illustration from Central Asia


Micklewright, John and Ismail, Suraiya (2001) What can child Anthropometry reveal about living standards and public policy? An illustration from Central Asia. Review of Income and Wealth, 47, (1), 65-80. (doi:10.1111/1475-4991.00004).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4991.00004

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The paper considers the case for the use of data on weight and height of children to assess living standards and public policy, contrasting them with monetized measures of welfare based on household incomes or expenditures.

Data on child anthropometry are then used from Uzbekistan, the most populous of the Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, to investigate rural-urban differences in living standards, the impact of kindergartens on nutritional status, and the targeting of means-tested social assistance. Conclusions are drawn for the use of information on child anthropometry in the design of public policy.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0034-6586 (print)
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 34323
Date Deposited: 18 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:21
Contact Email Address: j.micklewright@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/34323

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