Child Poverty Insights disseminates emerging research, practice and thinking on child poverty to a global audience of UNICEF and other UN staff, practitioners and academics. This edition disseminates empirical findings on the link between catch-up in nutrition with household asset levels for poor malnourished children in rural Ethiopia. The study is based on the Ethiopia Young Lives study of childhood poverty, which follows the same cohort of boys and girls born in 2001, from just after their birth. It examined the nutritional status of the cohort and their patterns of catch-up growth between three key development stages: age one, five and eight.
Porter, C. Nutrition in Early Childhood: Insights from rural Ethiopia. Child Poverty Insights, Unicef, (2013) 4 pp.