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  1. Dutchie

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    According to this 2018 Wordbank report, malnutrition is a critical contributing factor to the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the Philippines.
    Across the country, up to 1/3 of all children under 5 are stunted or wasted (which are the main factors in recognizing malnutrition), and little if any improvement has been seen over the last 15 years or so. Wasting (low weight for age) has been stable at around 7%, while stunted children (low height for age) comprise 33%.
    Excluding the NCR the percentage is closer to 40%.
    The malnourishment and disease that are the cause of widespread stunting impede the development of young brains. The result is impaired cognitive and socioemotional skills and lower levels of schooling.
    And that is in large part the cause for this:
    PISA = program for international student assessment (OECD)
    TIMSS = trends in international Math and Science study (IEA)
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    Not hard to conclude/predict that the Philippines will remain ill equipped to spread the wealth from economic growth to the poorest sections of society while the malnutrition issue is unsolved.
     
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    my only two close neighbors each have a ''special needs kid'' and i would label one of the mom's as a ''special needs adult.''
     
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    We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
     
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    Chastity is a choice, malnutrition isn't
     
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    Depends on the wife. :smile:
     
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    great post dutchie; the world population review publishes statistics on the sharing of wealth by country. suprisingly to me, the US is in the bottom ten along with the philippines, germany, russia and india. i guess the big difference with the US is that the amount of wealth being shared means the poor have a better life in absolute terms. in my opinion the philippine overlords do not have an objective of sharing the wealth with your post showing some of the consequences
     
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    Maybe Manny Pacquiao will help once again after his next comeback fight!
     
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