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The primary objective of this study is to examine the impact of food insecurity on child stunting using household survey data from Tanzania. A recursive bivariate probit model is estimated to examine the relationship between food insecurity and stunting. The results show that while programs like income support and human capital formation through education can be effective in enhancing food security, more targeted programs to increase mother’s education and promote health, nutrition, and sanitary practices are likely to be effective in reducing the incidence of stunting in Tanzania.

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