Longitudinal Study of Language Development in Severely Malnourished Children

  • Joaquín Cravioto
  • Elsa DeLicardie
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 14)


At the community level, malnutrition--more specifically protein-calorie malnutrition--is a man-made disorder characteristic of the lower socioeconomic segments of society, particularly of the preindustrial societies, where the social system consciously or unconsciously creates malnourished individuals, generation after generation, through a series of social mechanisms among which limited access to goods and services, limited social mobility, and restricted experiential opportunities at crucial points in life play a major role.


Language Development Control Child Total Body Length Severe Malnutrition Malnourished Child 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín Cravioto
    • 1
  • Elsa DeLicardie
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Research DivisionHospital del Niño ImanMexico

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