Civil War , Crop Failure , and the Health Status of Young Children

  title={Civil War , Crop Failure , and the Health Status of Young Children},
  author={Richard Akresh and Philip Verwimp},
Economic shocks at birth have lasting impacts on children’s health several years after the shock. We calculate height for age z-scores for children under age five using data from a Rwandan nationally representative household survey conducted in 1992. We exploit district and time variation in crop failure and civil conflict to measure the impact of exogenous shocks that children experience at birth on their height several years later. We find that girls born after a shock in a region… CONTINUE READING

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