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Aggregate Economic Shocks, Child Schooling, and Child Health

Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Norbert Schady.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 14413 words.

Do aggregate income shocks, such as those caused by macroeconomic crises or droughts, reduce child human capital? The answer to this question has important implications for public policy....

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Child Development in a Changing World: Risks and Opportunities

Jo Boyden, Stefan Dercon and Abhijeet Singh.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 12213 words.

This review explores current understandings of child development and the consequences for children of risk exposure in low- and middle-income countries by integrating empirical evidence...

Child Growth, Shocks, and Food Aid in Rural Ethiopia

Takashi Yamano, Harold Alderman and Luc Christiaensen.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2005; p ublished online May 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development; International Finance. 10095 words.

Child stunting in Ethiopia has persisted at alarming rates, despite enormous amounts of food aid, often procured in response to shocks. Using nationally representative data, the study finds...

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Child Labour and Schooling Responses to Production and Health Shocks in Northern Mali

Andrew Dillon.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 8112 words.

This paper investigates the effect of shocks on children's time in school, home production and market production at the extensive and intensive margins. Production shocks increase the...

Child Monetary Poverty and Multidimensional Deprivations: Why They Differ

Paola Ballón, John Cockburn, Sylvain Dessy and Setou Diarra.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 11251 words.

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We analyse the causal effect of parental education on the potential mismatch between child monetary poverty and multidimensional deprivations. First,...

The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity: Household Size and Household Investment in Education in Vietnam

Hai-Anh H. Dang and F. Halsey Rogers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Demographic Economics; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions. 16900 words.

During Vietnam's two decades of rapid economic growth, its fertility rate has fallen sharply at the same time that its educational attainment has risen rapidly—macro trends that are...

Diet Quality, Child Health, and Food Policies in Developing Countries

Alok Bhargava.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health; Economic Development; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Agricultural Economics. 12357 words.

Although the importance of diet quality for improving child health is widely recognized, the roles of environmental factors and the absorption of nutrients for children's physical growth...

Differential Fertility, Human Capital, and Development

Tom S. Vogl.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Education and Research Institutions; Demographic Economics. 17669 words.

Using micro-data from 48 developing countries, this article studies changes in cross-sectional patterns of fertility and child investment over the demographic transition. Before 1960,...

Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 14 Household Surveys

Deon Filmer.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health. 8595 words.

Analysis of 14 household surveys from 13 developing countries suggests that 1–2 percent of the population have disabilities. Adults with disabilities typically live in poorer than average...

Does Free Primary Education Narrow Gender Differences in Schooling? Evidence from Kenya

Adrienne M. Lucas and Isaac M. Mbiti.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10540 words.

We identify the impact of the 2003 Kenyan Free Primary Education (FPE) programme on gender imbalances in the number of students graduating from primary school and achievement on the primary...

Ending Global Hunger in the 21st Century: Projections of the Number of Food Insecure People

Ben Senauer and Mona Sur.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

This article examines what would be required to substantially reduce, and ultimately end, chronic hunger. Projections of the number of food insecure people are provided for 2025 under...

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Is there a link between quality of employment and indebtedness? the case of urban low-income households in Ecuador

Maria Sagrario Floro and John Messier.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2011; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 11849 words.

The paper explores the incidence of high indebtedness or financial stress among urban, poor households in Ecuador and demonstrates its relation with the quality of employment. We argue that...

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The Link between Poverty and Undernourishment: Uncovering a Methodological Flaw

Silke Gabbert and Hans-Peter Weikard.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 2015 words.

In their Food Security Assessment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture uses income data and a cross-country Engel curve for food energy (energy—income curve) to estimate...

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The Link between Poverty and Undernourishment: Uncovering a Methodological Flaw—Reply

Ben Senauer and Mona Sur.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 1512 words.

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Orphanhood and Schooling Outcomes in Malawi

Manohar P. Sharma.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 2879 words.

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Orphaning and HIV/AIDS Three Analyses from Africa: Discussion

Terry Roe.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 1329 words.

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Orphans and Discrimination in Mozambique

Channing Arndt, Mikkel Barslund, Virgulino Nhate and Katleen Van den Broeck.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 4076 words.

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Parental Attitudes and Demand for Schooling in Ethiopia

Sharada Weir.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2011; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 6461 words.

Parental attitudes towards education may determine a child's enrolment and years of formal education completed. To the extent that attitudes are measurable and important, they should...

Race, Poverty and Deprivation in South Africa

Carlos Gradín.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Labour Discrimination; Microeconomics; Economic Development; Welfare Economics; Labour Standards: National and International. 15277 words.

The aim of this paper was to explain why poverty and material deprivation in South Africa are significantly higher among those of African descent than among whites. To do so, we estimate...

Resource Allocation in Extended Sibships: An Empirical Investigation for Senegal

Karine Marazyan.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 14112 words.

Using data from an original nationally representative survey in Senegal, we estimate the effect of the widespread practice of child fostering on host children's educational outcomes. We...