Publication: Argentina : Assessing Changes in Targeting Health and Nutrition Policies
Gasparini, Leonardo C.
This study assesses the level of targeting achieved in health and nutrition policies directed to pregnant women and children under 5 years of age in Argentina. It is based on information from two large household data sets collected through Living Standards Measurement Surveys undertaken in 1997 and 2001. The results suggest that although health and nutrition public programs are pro-poor, they became less so between 1997 and 2001 for two reasons: a substantial reduction in the fertility rate of poor couples, and an increase in the use of public facilities by wealthier households, likely triggered by the economic crisis that Argentina has suffered since 1998.
“Gasparini, Leonardo C.; Panadeiros, Mónica. 2004. Argentina : Assessing Changes in Targeting Health and Nutrition Policies. HNP discussion paper;. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/fc278082-d65c-5012-b420-20d14dc39251 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”