Children’s Nutrition in Jamaica: Do Household Structure and Household Economic Resources Matter?

Research BriefFeb 1 2004

Assesses the influence of household structure and resource dilution characteristics on children’s nutritional status in Jamaica. The objectives include: (1) to compare the impact of different types of household structures (e.g. single parent, two parent, cohabiting and extended) on child nutrition (low height for age); and (2) to examine whether household structure and household resources interact to affect child nutrition in this context.