This book presents the results of a comprehensive longitudinal and cross-sectional seven-year study of the social ecology of growth and development of over 500 children living in a disadvantaged community on the edge of Guatemala City.
1. The Sociocultural, Political, and Economic Context of Malnutrition and Child Development in Guatemala 2. An Ecological Approach to the Study of the Environments of the Urban Poor 3. An Urban Ethnography of El Progreso 4. Patterns of Socioeconomic Variability and Home Stimulation 5. Physical Growth and Nutritional Status of the Children of El Progreso 6. The Socioeconomic Context of Physical Growth in El Progreso 7. The Ecology of Mental Development and School Performance 8. The Domestic Economy of Malnutrition 9. Strategies for Change