An article on weather shocks and child health in Kyrgyzstan published at World Development journal

The effects of early life exposure to cold winter, drought, and excessive rainfall shocks on stunting probabilities of children under five are analyzed with Life in Kyrgyzstan data in the article by Hanna Freudenreich, Anastasia Aladysheva, and Tilman Brück published at World Development journal. The authors find that child stunting in the youngest age group increases with exposure to all types of shocks, and the effects are more pronounced for boys. This effect of exposure to cold shocks is driven by households using electricity for heating, and there are seasonal differences in the effects of exposure to weather shocks. The article is open access and can be reached at this link: