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KOV, P.; SMETS, S.; SPEARS, D.; VYAS, S. (2013): Growing Taller Among Toilets. Evidence from Changes in Sanitation and Child Height in Cambodia, 2005-2010. Amston: Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (RICE). URL [Accessed: 23.09.2013]. PDF

Child height is an important indicator of human capital and human development. Recent medical evidence suggests that exposure to poor sanitation - and speci cally to widespread open defecation - can pose a critical threat to child growth. This paper identi es an effect of open defecation on child height from within-province changes in the local area open defecation to which children are exposed.