The present study investigated how food is distributed to various family members differing in age, sex, earning status, family role, and status as target child in families enrolled in supplementary feeding programs in urban Guatemala.
Two patterns to explain intra-household food distribution patterns were hypothesized: a Contributions Rule, that individuals considered in the culture to have higher economic value would receive a higher percentage of the family's food; and a Needs Rule, in which those considered to have greater need (but not contribution) would receive a higher percentage of the family's food.
The results with 45 families (230 individuals) suggested that the Contribution Rule was a better predictor of food distribution patterns in this setting than the Needs Rule.
Mots-clés Pascal : Malnutrition, Milieu familial, Guatemala, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Etat nutritionnel, Allocation ressource, Alimentation, Programme alimentaire, Comportement alimentaire, Supplémentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malnutrition, Family environment, Guatemala, Central America, America, Nutritional status, Resource allocation, Feeding, Food planning, Feeding behavior
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0503306
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 199406.