Fighting Poverty and Child Malnutrition

Reducing poverty and improving equity
Sep 29, 2011 | Universite Catholique de Louvain

Hunger and malnutrition constitute a greater risk to worldwide health than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.  This paper from the Universite Catholique de Louvain explores the causal link between nutrition, education and human capital development.
It evaluates the efficiency of different food aid programs by the World Food Programme (WFP.  A two period overlapping generation model on the effects of child nutrition in developing countries shows that child nutrition support can negatively affect the evolution of human capital and lead countries into poverty.  

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