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Alejandro Hoyos ;Desarrollo y Sociedad 2011, 68

Author: Alejandro Gaviria

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Desarrollo y Sociedad ISSN: 0120-3584 revistadesarrolloysociedad@uniandes.edu.co Universidad de Los Andes Colombia Gaviria, Alejandro; Hoyos, Alejandro Anemia and Child Education: The Case of Colombia Desarrollo y Sociedad, núm.
68, diciembre, 2011, pp.
47-77 Universidad de Los Andes Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=169122461002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative 68 Revista Desarrollo y Sociedad II semestre 2011 Anemia and Child Education: The Case of Colombia Anemia y progreso escolar de los niños: el caso colombiano Alejandro Gaviria y Alejandro Hoyos* Abstract Welfare programs in Colombia have focused on both reducing malnutrition and hunger and increasing school attendance.
But there is not much evidence on the hypothesized relationship between nutrition status and schooling outcomes.
Using the National Survey of Nutritional Status in Colombia – 2005 (ensin) and the Demographic and Health Survey – 2005 (dhs), this paper estimates the impact of nutrition on schooling outcomes.
The results suggest that anemic children have a higher probability of being overage in school.
Malnutrition, defined by anthropometric measures, does not have an impact on the probability of being overage.
School attendance seems to be unrelated to nutrition measures.
The results are consistent under different specifications. Key words: School attendance, overage, nutrition, micronutrients. jel classification: I12, I20, O15. * Authors are listed in alphabetical order.
Contact information: Alejandro Gaviria, Economics Department, Universidad de Los Andes, email: agaviria@uniandes.edu.co.
Alejandro Hoyos, World Bank, email: ahoyossuarez@worldbank.org.
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