Chaco Area Reproductive Ecology Program
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- Location Information
Indigenous (Toba and Wichí) and non-indigenous populations in the province of Formosa, Gran Chaco region of Argentina, in the border with Paraguay.
Claudia R. Valeggia, University of Pennsylvania
- Program Overview
The C.A.R.E. program has several long-term objectives:
- To study the impact of the drastic lifestyle changes that the indigenous populations are experiencing on their fertility.
- To investigate the effect of transculturation on the health status of Chacoan indigenous populations.
- To explore the influence of child rearing practices on infant and children’s growth and development.
- Additional Sponsors
The C.A.R.E. Program explores the complex interaction between environmental variables (availability of resources, cultural practices, socioeconomic status) and fertility and health patterns in populations of northern Argentina.