The effect of early childhood stunting on children’s cognitive achievements: Evidence from young lives Ethiopia

This study examines the effect of early childhood stunting on cognitive achievements of children using longitudinal data

Abstract

There is little empirical evidence on the effect of childhood malnutrition on children’s cognitive achievements in low income countries like Ethiopia. A longitudinal data is thus vital to understand the factors that influence cognitive development of children over time, particularly how early childhood stunting affects cognitive achievement of children up to the age of 8 years. The Objective of this study is to examine the effect of early childhood stunting on cognitive achievements of children using longitudinal data that incorporate anthropometric measurements and results of cognitive achievement tests such as Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and Cognitive Development Assessment quantitative tests.

Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty, following the lives of 12,000 children in 4 countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam) over 15 years. Young Lives is funded by the UK Department for International Development.

Citation

Woldehanna, Tassew, Jere R. Behrman, Mesele W. Araya (2017), The effect of early childhood stunting on children’s cognitive achievements: Evidence from young lives Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development (EJHD) Vol 31, No 2 (2017): Volume 31, Number 2, 2017

The effect of early childhood stunting on children’s cognitive achievements: Evidence from young lives Ethiopia

Published 1 June 2017