Seasonality and household diets in Ethiopia

Type Report
Title Seasonality and household diets in Ethiopia
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
The paper revisits seasonality by assessing how the quantity and quality of diets vary across agricultural seasons in rural
and urban Ethiopia. Using unique nationally representative household level data for each month over one calendar year, we
document seasonal fluctuations in household diets in terms of both the quantity of calories consumed and the number of
different food groups consumed. Households in both rural and urban areas consume less calories in the lean season, but
interestingly, due to changes in the composition of diets, the diet diversity score increases towards the end of the lean

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