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Most of Africa’s Nutritionally Deprived Women and Children are Not Found in Poor Households. / Brown, Caitlin; Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique.

In: Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 101, No. 4, 2019, p. 631-644.

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Brown, C, Ravallion, M & van de Walle, D 2019, 'Most of Africa’s Nutritionally Deprived Women and Children are Not Found in Poor Households', Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 101, no. 4, pp. 631-644. https://doi.org/10.1162/rest_a_00800

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Brown, C., Ravallion, M., & van de Walle, D. (2019). Most of Africa’s Nutritionally Deprived Women and Children are Not Found in Poor Households. Review of Economics and Statistics, 101(4), 631-644. https://doi.org/10.1162/rest_a_00800

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Brown, Caitlin ; Ravallion, Martin ; van de Walle, Dominique. / Most of Africa’s Nutritionally Deprived Women and Children are Not Found in Poor Households. In: Review of Economics and Statistics. 2019 ; Vol. 101, No. 4. pp. 631-644.

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