Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2010

Abstract

One major limitation to addressing child undernutrition is a lack of the information required to target resources. This article extends the small-area estimation technique of Elbers, Lanjouw, and Lanjouw (2002, 2003) to jointly estimate multiple equations while allowing for individual-specific random errors across equations (in addition to cluster- and household-specific random errors). Estimates of the prevalence of stunting and underweight for children under age 5 in Cambodia from 17 Demographic and Health Survey strata are disaggregated into 1,594 communes by combining the Demographic and Health Survey data. The estimates are consistent with the surveyonly estimates at the aggregate and primary sampling unit levels. The accuracy of the commune-level estimates is comparable to the survey-only estimates at the stratum level. The results are robust, and the estimates are useful for policy analysis and formulation. The small-area estimates can be presented in various ways. The strengths of each representation are also discussed. Cambodia, nutrition map, small-area estimation, targeting, undernutrition. © The Author 2010. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/THE WORLD BANK. All rights reserved.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Economics | Health Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

World Bank Economic Review

Volume

24

Issue

3

First Page

520

Last Page

553

ISSN

0258-6770

Identifier

10.1093/wber/lhq016

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy J - Oxford Open Option E

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1093/wber/lhq016

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