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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...

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...

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...

Do the Poor Adapt to Low Income, Minimal Education and Ill-health?

Abigail Barr and David Clark.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions. 11051 words.

We add to the small set of studies that investigate adaptation to low income among the poor and extend the analysis to education and health. In accordance with previous studies, we find...

Eating at School: How the National School Lunch Program Affects Children's Diets

Philip M. Gleason and Carol W. Suitor.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions. 8527 words.

This article examines the impact of participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) on children's dietary intake at lunchtime and over 24 hours. Using a fixed effects model to...

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An Empirical Analysis of and Policy Recommendations to Improve the Nutritional Quality of School Meals

Barbara Wagner, Benjamin Senauer and C. Ford Runge.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions. 7866 words.

The National School Lunch Program is not meeting its nutritional goals. Data for 330 Minnesota school districts are analyzed to derive recommendations for improving the nutritional quality...

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Estimating the Impact of Education on Household Fruit and Vegetable Purchases

Joshua Berning and John J. Hogan.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Agricultural Economics. 6687 words.

We examine the effect that investments in education have on household expenditure on fruits and vegetables using a two-stage model that accounts for differences in ability and heterogeneous...

Heterogeneity in the impact of health shocks on labour outcomes: evidence from Swedish workers

Petter Lundborg, Martin Nilsson and Johan Vikström.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions. 10008 words.

This article provides new evidence on heterogeneity in the impact of health shocks by using register-based data on the entire population of Swedish workers. We formulate a...

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Integrating Educational, Environmental, and Behavioral Economic Strategies May Improve the Effectiveness of Obesity Interventions

Joel Gittelsohn and Katherine Lee.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Microeconomics. 6546 words.

Interventions that change the food environment, provide nutrition education, and employ behavioral economics strategies can potentially contribute to healthier diets and reduce the risk of...

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Job-worker mismatch and cognitive decline

Andries de Grip, Hans Bosma, Dick Willems and Martin van Boxtel.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions. 6364 words.

We have used longitudinal test data on various aspects of people's cognitive abilities to analyse whether overeducated workers are more vulnerable to a decline in their cognitive abilities,...

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Of Tastes and Values

Guido Calabresi.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (to 1925); History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economic Methodology; Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Welfare Economics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Publicly Provided Goods; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Law and Economics; Tort Law; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Capitalist Systems; Economic Sociology. 8249 words.

This lecture was delivered by Judge Calabresi upon receiving the Ronald H. Coase Medal at the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economic Association at Stanford Law School on May 18,...

Public Service Provision, User Fees and Political Turmoil

Marcel Fafchamps and Bart Minten.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 11198 words.

This study looks at public service delivery in rural areas of Madagascar. The blockade of the central highlands of Madagascar by a defeated president let us examine the short-term effect of...

The Relationship Between Education and Adult Mortality in the United States

Adriana Lleras-Muney.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions. 12532 words.

Prior research has uncovered a large and positive correlation between education and health. This paper examines whether education has a causal impact on health. I follow synthetic cohorts...

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The Relationship between Education and Adult Mortality in the United States Adriana Lleras-Muney

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2006; p ublished online July 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions. 255 words.

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When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming

Amrita Ahuja, Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel and Shawn Powers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 6834 words.

We discuss how evidence and theory can be combined to provide insight on the appropriate subsidy level for health products, focusing on the specific case of deworming. Although intestinal...