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Synopsis: Study of the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Quantitative evidence from the Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys

To better understand the drivers of chronic child undernutrition in northern Nigeria and how those drivers differ from those in other areas of the country, an econometric analysis was done of data from the 2008 and 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health…

working paper

Urbanization and child nutritional outcomes

In this paper, we investigate the implications of urbanization on child nutritional outcomes using satellite-based nighttime light intensity data as a proxy for urbanization and urban growth. We employ two rounds (2008 and 2013) of geo-referenced and…

discussion paper

Youth employment, agricultural transformation, and rural labor dynamics in Nigeria

Youth employment in developing countries, particularly in connection with agricultural transformation policies in Africa south of the Sahara, has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. The debate on youth unemployment globally—and…

project paper

Child malnutrition in Nigeria: Evidence from Kwara State

Poverty and a lack of awareness seem to be at the heart of the problem of childhood malnutrition in Nigeria. Until the socioeconomic status of the vast majority of Nigerians improves significantly, malnutrition will continue to pose a serious threat…

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