Presented at the 2003 AAEA Annual Meeting: Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 27, 2003. Conference hosted by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.
Copyright © 2003 by Charles F. Nicholson, Lucy Mwangi, Steven J. Staal, and Philip K. Thornton. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means provided that this copyright appears on all copies.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Charles F. Nicholson was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
This study examines the hypothesis that dairy cow ownership improves child nutritional status. Using household data from coastal and highland Kenya, three econometric model formulations are estimated. Positive impacts on chronic malnutrition are observed for coastal Kenya. No negative effects on acute or chronic malnutrition are found for either region.
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