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What difference can fathers make?Early paternal absence comprises Peruvian children's growth

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Considerable evidence suggests that fathers’ absence from the home has a negative short and long-term impact on children's health, psychosocial development, cognition, and educational experience. We assessed the impact of father presence during infancy and childhood on children's height-for-age z-score (HAZ) when five years old. We conducted secondary data analysis from a 15-year cohort study (Young Lives) focusing on one of four Young Lives countries (Peru, n = 1,821). When compared to ch...

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10.1111/j.1740-8709.2011.00347.x

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Boston University
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Young Lives
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Brigham Young University
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San Diego State University
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Brigham Young University
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Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Peru
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Young Lives
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Dearden, K
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R8544
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Crookston, B
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John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publisher's website
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Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
143-154
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2013-01-01
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1740-8709
ISSN:
1740-8695
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English
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2014-10-15

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