Health Human Capital in Developing Countries : Evidence from Infant Mortality Rates and Adult Heights Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Harvard School of Public Health

@inproceedings{Akachi2009HealthHC,
  title={Health Human Capital in Developing Countries : Evidence from Infant Mortality Rates and Adult Heights Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Harvard School of Public Health},
  author={Yoko Akachi and David Canning},
  year={2009}
}
We investigate trends in health human capital using data on infant mortality rates and adult heights for birth cohorts from 1960 to 1985 from 39 developing countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, despite declining infant mortality rates, adult heights have not risen. We argue that childhood exposure to disease, and nutrition, have remained stagnant in Sub-Saharan Africa and the decline in infant mortality has been due to technological progress in preventing the death of children in poor health rather… CONTINUE READING

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