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Replication data for: Enhancing Cognitive Functioning: Medium-Term Effects of a Health and Family Planning Program in Matlab

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1
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Dataset
Creator
  • Barham, Tania
Publication Date
2012-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    It is believed that early life circumstances are crucial to success later in life. Yet causal evidence that the impacts of early childhood health interventions continue into late childhood and adolescence is sparse. This paper exploits a quasi-random placement of the Matlab Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Program in Bangladesh to determine whether children eligible for child health interventions in early childhood had better cognitive functioning at ages 8-14. I find a program effect of 0.39 standard deviations on cognitive functioning and similar effects for height and educational attainment (JEL I15, I18, J13, J18, O15).
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.4.1.245 (Text)
Publications
  • Barham, Tania. “Enhancing Cognitive Functioning: Medium-Term Effects of a Health and Family Planning Program in Matlab.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4, no. 1 (January 2012): 245–73. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.4.1.245.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.4.1.245 (DOI)

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Barham, Tania (2012): Replication data for: Enhancing Cognitive Functioning: Medium-Term Effects of a Health and Family Planning Program in Matlab. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113810V1