Artemisa Flores-Martinez

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This research aims to examine the socio-economic correlates of anemia in women, and potential sources of iron in household diets in Afghanistan. It also examines whether ownership of agricultural (particularly livestock) assets and their use in food production has a role in alleviating anaemia, especially where local markets may be inadequate. We analyse(More)
The agricultural sector is essential to human nutrition and health, but agricultural and food systems do not always contribute to positive nutritional outcomes. Given the global challenges such as fluctuating food prices, the slowdown of growth in agricultural productivity, food and nutrition insecurity, and attendant health problems of underweight,(More)
This paper uses a latent factor model to create an index to measure how progressive (liberal, non-patriarchal) women's attitudes towards gender are in India. It then assesses the e ect of progressivity on the sex of the rst child and on the duration from marriage to rst birth in Delhi. In contrast to what previous literature have found by pooling data for(More)
Statistical evidence shows that the sex ratio of India's total population is unnaturally male biased (Jha et al. (2011)). There is however disagreement on whether sex selective abortions are practiced for the first birth (Jha et al. (2006), Retherford and Roy (2003)). Using data from the NFHS-3 this paper first finds out that sex ratios for firstborns in(More)
Using conditional and unconditional quantile regressions this paper finds that the Mexican conditional cash transfer program PROGRESA Oportunidades has had a positive but distributionally regressive effect on the birthweight of babies born into enrolled households. The program impact varies from 135 grams on birthweights at the 20th percentile of the(More)
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