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Wagner, Natascha and Tasciotti, Luca (2017) 'Urban agriculture, dietary diversity and child health in a sample of Tanzanian town-folk.' Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 39 (2). pp. 234-251.

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Abstract

Undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency continue to be two of the major health burdens in less developed economies. In this study, we explore the link between urban agriculture, dietary diversity and child health, using weight-for-age and height-for-age Z-scores. The study makes use of two rounds of observational data for urban Tanzania and employs an instrumental variables estimation approach. We show that practising urban agriculture leads to the consumption of a greater variety of food items and the health status of urban children living in households practising urban agriculture significantly improves in the short and, more importantly, long term.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
ISSN: 02255189
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2017.1375902
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 07:57
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/24605

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