Does economic inequality affect child malnutrition? The case of Ecuador.

@article{Larrea2005DoesEI,
  title={Does economic inequality affect child malnutrition? The case of Ecuador.},
  author={Carlos Ghabrous Larrea and Ichiro Kawachi},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={
          165-78
        }
}
Economic inequality has been hypothesized to be a determinant of population health, independent of poverty and household income. We examined the association between economic inequality and child malnutrition in Ecuador. Economic inequality was measured by the Gini coefficient of household per capita consumption, estimated from the 1990 Census. Childhood stunting, assessed from height-for-age z scores, was obtained from the 1998 Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS). We controlled for a… CONTINUE READING
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