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Replication data for: Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Niger's 1986 Meningitis Epidemic

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V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Archibong, Belinda
  • Annan, Francis
Publication Date
2017-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper examines whether disease burdens, especially prevalent in the tropics, contribute significantly to widening gender gaps in educational attainment. We estimate the impact of sudden exposure to the 1986 meningitis epidemic in Niger on girls' education relative to boys. Our results suggest that increases in meningitis cases during epidemic years significantly reduce years of education disproportionately for primary school-aged going girls in areas with higher meningitis exposure. There is no significant effect for boys in the same cohort and no effects of meningitis exposure for non-epidemic years. Our findings have broader implications for climate-induced disease effects on social inequality.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171142 (Text)
Publications
  • Archibong, Belinda, and Francis Annan. “Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Niger’s 1986 Meningitis Epidemic.” American Economic Review 107, no. 5 (May 2017): 530–35. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20171142.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20171142 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Archibong, Belinda; Annan, Francis (2017): Replication data for: Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Niger's 1986 Meningitis Epidemic. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113541