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SeminarValeria Groppo on conditional cash transfers, child work and schooling
Working PaperImproving parenting practices for early child development: Experimental evidence from Rwanda
This paper investigates the short- and medium-term impact of a randomized group-based early child development programme targeting parents of children aged six to 24 months in a poor, rural district of Rwanda...Child education Early child development Parenting programme
BlogWhat should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part II)
At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...Extractives Mozambique Revenues
Working PaperUnexpected effects of land fragmentation
Using instrumental variable method and Vietnam Access to Resources Household Surveys of 2008–16, I examine the effect of land fragmentation on child outcomes. The study shows that higher land fragmentation decreases child school dropout...Instrumental variable Land fragmentation Child education
Working PaperFemale say on income and child outcomes: Evidence from Nigeria
This paper delves into the effect of female bargaining power on child education and labor outcomes in Nigeria. Female bargaining power is proxied by female say on labor income, rather than by female income per se...Child education Child labour Female bargaining power