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Claus Pörtner Examines Child Health in India by Place of Residence

Posted: 3/5/2018 (CSDE Research)

Affiliate Claus Pörtner, Associate Professor of Economics at Seattle University, co-authored a recent article that examines the relationship between child health and place of residence in India. In the article—published in the February issue of Demography—the authors discuss the strong negative association between child health and residence in slums, which becomes apparent when wealth or observed health environment is held constant. The authors estimate that poor conditions in slums are related to 20-37% of risk for stunted growth among resident children. The full article is accessible below.

 

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