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Type Journal Article - World Development
Title Women's income and boy-girl anthropometric status in the Côte d'Ivoire
Volume 22
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1994
Page numbers 543 -
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VC6-45CWVPW-C5/2/1d6a2a0328ad5b6e263436a9aa385be8
This paper examines the effects of the intrahousehold distribution of income on children's anthropometric status in the Cote d'Ivoire. We find that increases in the proportion of cash income accruing to women increases boys' height-for-age relative to girls, and that this effect is statistically significant. We suggest that this result may reflect efficiency and equity concerns which, in this case, reinforce each other.

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