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Cultural Elements and Women Subservient Roles among Cocoa Farm Families in Southwest Nigeria: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies., , and A. Lawal O. , IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 05/2014, Volume 7, Issue 5, Nigeria, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
RECONFIGURATION OF THE COCOA INDUSTRY AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN COTE D’IVOIRE, , 05/2014, Abidjan, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Gender and Asset Ownership: Recent Agriculture Development Interventions in Africa , Ncube, Mthuli, and Lufumpa Charles Leyeka , Africa Economics & Financial Brief, 01/2014, Volume 5, Issue 1, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
A Comparative Study of Effects of Drying Methods on Quality of Cocoa Beans, Lasisi, D. , International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 01/2014, Volume 3, Issue 1, Nigeria, p.996, (2014) , (Academic Publication)

Early Life Circumstance and Mental Health in Ghana

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TitleEarly Life Circumstance and Mental Health in Ghana
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAdhvaryu, Achyuta, Fenske James, and Nyshadham Anant
JournalCSAE (Centre for the study of African Economies) Working Paper WPS/2014-03
Date Published01/2014
PublisherCSAE (Centre for the study of African Economies)
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscommodity prices, early life, endowments, mental health
Lead

With this study the authors show that a one standard deviation rise in the cocoa price in early life decreases the likelihood of severe mental distress in adulthood by 3 percentage points (or half the mean prevalence) for cohorts born in cocoa-producing regions relative to other regions in Ghana. Impacts on related personality traits are consistent with this result. Maternal nutrition, reinforcing childhood investments, and adult circumstance are operative channels of impact.

URLhttp://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/pdfs/csae-wps-2014-03.pdf

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