Safety nets or investment in the future: Does food aid have any long-term impact on children's growth?

Catherine Porter

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Abstract

This article investigates child nutrition in rural Ethiopia, examining anthropo-metric information collected on children aged below 5 years in 1995, and again almost 10 years later for the now young adults in 2004. It finds that children who were malnourished in their early years are far more likely to be stunted 10 years later on. The article examines therole that food aid plays in mitigating the impact of adverse events and finds that it does have alasting effect and could have even more impact if well targeted and delivered. The findingsunderline the importance of investing in early childhood nutrition and tailoring publicprogrammes to meet the needs of children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1134–1145
JournalJournal of International Development
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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