Maternal social capital and child nutritional status in four developing countries.

@article{Silva2007MaternalSC,
  title={Maternal social capital and child nutritional status in four developing countries.},
  author={Mary J De Silva and Trudy Harpham},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={341-55}
}
Social capital has been shown to be positively associated with a range of health outcomes, yet no studies have explored the association between maternal social capital and child nutritional status. Using data from the Young Lives study comprising 7242 1-year-old children from Peru, Ethiopia, Vietnam and the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, we find significant differences in the levels of, in particular, structural social capital (group membership and citizenship) between countries. While few… CONTINUE READING

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