Social capital and coping with economic shocks : an analysis of stunting of South African children

CARTER, M R
MALUCCIO, J A

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2002
[52 p]

This study explores household coping capacity in relation to social context and community supporting networks, using data on household responses to economic shocks and their effects on child nutritional status. It makes a critical point, supported by evidence, that households in communities with more social capital seem better able to weather economic shocks

Series:FCND Discussion Paper No 142 Notes:See also World Development, Vol 31, No 7, pp.1147-1163 

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