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Multilingual Assessment of Early Child Development : Analyses from Repeated Observations of Children in Kenya (English)

In many low- and middle-income countries, young children learn a mother tongue or indigenous language at home before entering the formal education system where they will need to understand and speak a country's official language(s). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9028 SEP 27, 2019

Knauer,Heather Ashley; Kariger,Patricia Karol; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen; Fernald,Lia C. H. Disclosed

Enhancing Young Children's Language Acquisition through Parent-Child Book-Sharing : A Randomized Trial in Rural Kenya (English)

Worldwide, 250 million children under five (43 percent) are not meeting their developmental potential because they lack adequate nutrition and cognitive stimulation in early childhood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8733 FEB 07, 2019

Knauer,Heather Ashley; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen; Aboud,Frances E; Fernald,Lia C.H. Disclosed

Gendered language (English)

Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many -- sometimes all -- nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8464 JUN 04, 2018

Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)

This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7977 FEB 16, 2017

Brudevold-Newman,Andrew Peter; Honorati,Maddalena; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

The impact of violence on individual risk preferences : evidence from a natural experiment (English)

This study estimates the impact of Kenya’s post-election violence on individual risk preferences. Because the crisis interrupted a longitudinal survey of more than five thousand Kenyan youth, this timing creates plausibly exogenous variation in exposure to civil conflict by the time of the survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7440 OCT 14, 2015

Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Does Africa need a rotten Kin Theorem ? experimental evidence from village economies (English)

This paper measures the economic impact of social pressure to share income with kin and neighbors in rural Kenyan villages. The authors conduct a lab experiment in which they randomly vary the observability of investment returns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6085 JUN 01, 2012

Jakiela, Pamela; Ozier, Owen Disclosed