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Replication data for: Housing, Health, and Happiness

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  • Cattaneo, Matias D.
  • Galiani, Sebastian
  • Gertler, Paul J.
  • Martinez, Sebastian
  • Titiunik, Rocio
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  • Abstract

    We investigate the impact of a large-scale Mexican program to replace dirt floors with cement floors on child health and adult happiness. We find that replacing dirt floors with cement significantly improves the health of young children measured by decreases in the incidence of parasitic infestations, diarrhea, and the prevalence of anemia, and an improvement in children's cognitive development. Additionally, we find significant improvements in adult welfare measured by increased satisfaction with their housing and quality of life, as well as by lower scores on depression and perceived stress scales. (JEL I12, I31, J13, O15)
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    DOI: 10.1257/pol.1.1.75 (Text)
  • Cattaneo, Matias D, Sebastian Galiani, Paul J Gertler, Sebastian Martinez, and Rocio Titiunik. “Housing, Health, and Happiness.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 1, no. 1 (January 2009): 75–105.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.1.1.75 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Cattaneo, Matias D.; Galiani, Sebastian; Gertler, Paul J.; Martinez, Sebastian; Titiunik, Rocio (2009): Replication data for: Housing, Health, and Happiness. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.