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FRANCKE, Pedro  and  ACOSTA, Gustavo. Impact of the Qali Warma school feeding program on anemia and chronic malnutrition in children. Apuntes [online]. 2021, vol.48, n.88, pp.151-190. ISSN 0252-1865.

This article provides evidence of the impact of Qali Warma on anemia and chronic malnutrition in children aged 3 to 5 years. We obtain empirical results through a quantitative two-step evaluation. First, we use entropy balancing and machine learning techniques to achieve a comparable control group that allows for robust estimates. Then, with regressions, we estimate the effect of the program on the variables of interest. Data from the Demographic and Health Survey from 2014 to 2017 is used. The results suggest that Qali Warma has no effect on anemia nor on chronic malnutrition, at least in the age range studied.

Keywords : child; Peru; nutrition programs and policies,anemia; child nutrition disorders.

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