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46 p, 730.8 KB Child stunting is associated with weaker human capital among native Amazonians / Undurraga, Eduardo A. (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Escuela de Gobierno) ; Behrman, Jere R. (University of Pennsylvania. Department of Economics and Population Studies Center) ; Emmett, Susan D. (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,) ; Kidd, Celeste (University of Rochester. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences) ; Leonard, William R. (Northwestern University. Department of Anthropology) ; Piantadosi, Steven T. (University of Rochester. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences) ; Reyes-García, Victòria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Sharma, Abhishek (Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital) ; Zhang, Rebecca (Stanford University. Graduate School of Business) ; Godoy, Ricardo A. (Heller School for Social Policy and Management)
Objectives:We assessed associations between child stunting, recovery, and faltering with schooling and human capital skills in a native Amazonian society of horticulturalists‐foragers (Tsimane'). - Methods: We used cross‐sectional data (2008) from 1262 children aged 6 to 16 years in 53 villages to assess contemporaneous associations between three height categories: stunted (height‐for‐age Z score, HAZ<–2), moderately stunted (–2 ≤ HAZ≤–1), and nonstunted (HAZ>–1), and three categories of human capital: completed grades of schooling, test‐based academic skills (math, reading, writing), and local plant knowledge. [...]
2018 - 10.1002/ajhb.23059
American journal of human biology, Vol. 30, issue 1 (Jan./Feb. 2018) , e23059  

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