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Cash transfers, behavioral changes, and cognitive development in early childhood : evidence from a randomized experiment (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Cash transfers, behavioral changes, and cognitive development in early childhood : evidence from a randomized experiment, conducted between November 2005 and December 2006 in Nicaragua. ... See More +

Brief 81209 AUG 14, 2013

Macours, Karen; Schady, Norbert; Vakis, Renos Disclosed

Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-saharan Africa (English)

Increasing adult mortality due to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa raises considerable concerns about the welfare of surviving children. Studies have found substantial variability across countries in the negative impacts of orphanhood on child health and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4889 MAR 01, 2009

Beegle, Kathleen; Filmer, Deon; Stokes, Andrew; Tiererova, Lucia Disclosed

Cash transfers, behavioral changes, and cognitive development in early childhood : evidence from a randomized experiment (English)

A variety of theories of skill formation suggest that investments in schooling and other dimensions of human capital will have lower returns if children do not have adequate levels of cognitive and social skills at an early age. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4759 OCT 01, 2008

Macours, Karen; Schady, Norbert; Vakis, Renos Disclosed

Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions (English)

A family preference for sons over daughters may manifest itself in different ways, including higher mortality, worse health status, or lower educational attainment among girls. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4716 SEP 01, 2008

Filmer, Deon; Friedman, Jed; Schady, Norbert Disclosed

Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling and child health (English)

Do aggregate economic 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. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4701 AUG 01, 2008

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Schady, Norbert Disclosed