Malnutrition in Poor Rural Ethnic Areas of Southcentral China: A Cross-Sectional Study of Links to Cognition and Social Emotion among Preschoolers

主讲人: 刘承芳
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刘承芳,北京大学博雅特聘教授,北京大学现代农学院教授、博士生导师,北京大学中国农业政策研究中心研究员;国家杰出青年基金获得者。1998年获中国农业大学经济学学士学位,2001年获中国农业科学院研究生院管理学硕士学位,2008年获美国加州大学戴维斯分校(UCDavis)农业与资源经济学博士学位。多年来就农村助学政策、教师绩效考核方案、儿童健康管理与教育等相关问题展开系列研究,至今在国内外公开发表学术论文100余篇(包括发表在Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Labor Economics等本领域重要刊物的论文)。发表在American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene的论文被诺贝尔经济学奖得主Michael Kremer教授同期发表述评推荐。基于相关研究成果向中办、国办等政府部门提交报告20多份,其中绝大多数被中办或国办刊物采用,一半以上获国家领导人批示,为推动国家进一步完善相关政策提供了科学依据和决策参考。现任美国农业与应用经济学会(AAEA)中国分会主席。

主持人: 许文超
简介:

Empirical evidence suggests that the prevalence of malnutrition in remote and poor rural areas is still high among preschoolers. There is concern that malnutrition may detrimentally affect children’s development, including their cognitive ability and social emotion. Medical studies have not yet identified the exact nature of the impact malnutrition has on children. The objective of this study is to examine the relationship between malnutrition and developmental outcomes among preschoolers in poor, rural, ethnic areas of China. We conducted a survey in Hunan province in southcentral China in 2018. Of the 1293 sample preschoolers, the prevalence of anemia, stunting, and underweight was 33.4%, 10.6%, and 5.4%, respectively. After controlling for socioeconomic status, we observed that malnourished preschoolers performed worse in cognitive tests and social emotions than their well-nourished peers. While not causal, this study also presents evidence that left-behind preschoolers performed as well as preschoolers living with both parents. However, both groups performed poorly on most of these indicators. Given these important linkages, we hope that our results will contribute positively to the drive towards ending malnutrition.

 

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时间: 2020-10-27(Tuesday)16:40-18:00
地点: 经济楼N302
主办单位: 厦门大学经济学院、王亚南经济研究院
类型: 系列讲座
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