Early Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement in Pre-school Children in Peru

Early Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement in Pre-school Children in Peru

The aim of this paper is to examine the link between early stunting and later cognitive achievement. It differs from nutrition–learning studies in other developing countries in that it focuses on pre-school children, and therefore time spent in school plays no role. Data comes from a cohort of children in Peru, for which information is available from two points of time: 2002, when they were six to 20 months old; and 2006-7, when they were 4 to 6 years old. Preliminary results are reported and discussed in the paper.

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