Family Structure and Membership: Who Affects the Nutritional Status of Children in Cambodia?

Savet Hong, University of California, Berkeley

While the literature on children’s nutritional status is wide, there still remains little consensus on the factors affecting the nutritional status of child. Yet, the literature on grandparents suggests their important role in poor households in addition to other household members. Therefore, this paper uses the Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey to examine the influence of household structure and members affect on the nutritional status of children under the age of five. The analysis shows different household members having different impact on young children.

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Presented in Poster Session 9: Children and Youth; Data and Methods