Study: Poor women's lives are getting worse

04/26/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Poor women born over the past 20 years, particularly in Africa, are worse off than their mothers or grandmothers, according to a study by researchers at Harvard University. The study found that the physical height of women has fallen in 14 African countries, and stagnated in 21 more countries in Africa and South America, indicating a prevalence of childhood malnutrition, disease and poverty.

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