Innocenti Working Papers Does Market Access Mitigate the Impact of Seasonality on Child Growth? Panel data evidence from northern Ethiopia AUTHOR(S) Kibrewossen Abay; Kalle Hirvonen Published: 2016 Innocenti Working Papers Seasonality in agricultural production continues to shape intra-annual food availability and prices in low-income countries. Using high-frequency panel data from northern Ethiopia, this study attempts to quantify seasonal fluctuations in children's weights. In line with earlier studies, we document considerable seasonality in children’s age and height adjusted weights. While children located closer to local food markets are better nourished compared to their counterparts residing in more remote areas, their weights are also subject to considerable seasonality. Further analysis provides evidence that children located closer to food markets consume more diverse diets than those located farther away. This leads us to conclude that households located near these food markets are not able to insulate their children from seasonal weight fluctuations. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 30 | Thematic area: Health, Social determinants | Tags: africa, anthropometric measurements, child nutrition, food consumption, nutrition indicators × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Kibrewossen Abay; Kalle Hirvonen 2016 Does Market Access Mitigate the Impact of Seasonality on Child Growth? Panel data evidence from northern Ethiopia. , pp. 30.