Early-life undernourishment is a widespread phenomenon in many developing countries, with an estimated 170 million children under 5 years of age stunted, the standard indicator of chronic malnutrition. This presentation summarizes an ongoing work program on this topic, with reference to the prevalence, impacts and determinants of such undernutrition.
Jere Behrman is the Kenan Professor of Economics and Sociology at Penn. His research is in empirical micro economics, economic development, early childhood development, labor economics, human resources (education, training, health, nutrition), economic demography, household behaviors, life-cycle and intergenerational relations and policy evaluation. He has published 420 professional articles and 35 books. He has worked with numerous international organizations and governments, been involved in professional research or lecturing in over 40 countries, principal investigator or investigator on over 160 research projects and received various honors for his research, including being selected a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a 40th Anniversary Fulbright Fellow, the 2008 biennial Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize for outstanding research contributions to Latin America, a 2011 Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Chile, a member of the. National Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Advisory Council, and a member of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine Committee on Population.
Read more about Professor Behrman at https://economics.sas.upenn.edu/faculty/jere-behrman.