SOCIAL CAPITAL AND COPING WITH ECONOMIC SHOCKS: AN ANALYSIS OF STUNTING OF SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN

@inproceedings{Carter2003SOCIALCA,
  title={SOCIAL CAPITAL AND COPING WITH ECONOMIC SHOCKS: AN ANALYSIS OF STUNTING OF SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN},
  author={Michael R. Carter and John A. Maluccio},
  year={2003}
}
Abstract South African households live in an environment characterized by risks, and many face a significant probability of experiencing economic losses that threaten their daily subsistence. Using household panel data that include directly solicited information on economic shocks and employing household fixed-effects estimation, we explore how well households cope with shocks by examining the effects of shocks on child nutritional status. Unlike in the idealized village community, some… CONTINUE READING

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