|Positive Deviance in Child Nutrition - with Emphasis on Psychosocial and Behavioural Aspects and Implications for Development (UNU, 1990, 153 pages)|
The study of positive deviance in young-child nutrition rests on the following assumptions:
1. In impoverished or less socio-economically developed communities there exist adaptive parental and child characteristics that distinguish between the households of children whose growth performance is at the top of the distribution and those whose children are malnourished. These characteristics may be behavioural, social, psychological, or physiological.
2. Certain of these characteristics will be useful for developing: