The complex determinants of childhood nutritional status and undernutrition in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Bertscher, Jonathan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-26T14:14:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-26T14:14:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bertscher, J. 2012. The complex determinants of childhood nutritional status and undernutrition in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10112
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract I adopt two approaches in estimating a childhood nutrition model. In the first, child nutrition enters as a continuous dependent variable, allowing me to estimate the average marginal effects on childhood nutrition (proxied by three anthropometric measures). The second approach allows me to estimate how the probability of being undernourished changes with variations in the explanatory variables, making use of a limited dependent variable approach - after converting child anthropometry into a binary variable indicating whether or not the child is undernourished. The ultimate purpose of this exercise is to inform those involved in the design of nutrition policy in South Africa as in what measures can be expected to be most effective. In addition, I intend to make interested researchers aware of the complexities involved in an attempt to promote more accurate studies that will serve to further refine child nutrition policy. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economics en_ZA
dc.title The complex determinants of childhood nutritional status and undernutrition in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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