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Journal ArticleMultidimensional poverty of children in Mozambique
We analyse the multidimensional wellbeing of children aged 0–17 in Mozambique and find that 46.3% can be considered multidimensionally poor. A substantial divide exists between urban and rural areas and between northern and southern provinces...Multidimensional poverty Children Child wellbeing
Journal ArticleImproving maternal health care in a post-conflict setting: Evidence from Chittagon Hill tracts of Bangladesh
We evaluate a development programme with an important maternal health care component in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh...Children Health care
Journal ArticleCash Transfers and Gender Differentials in Child Schooling and Labor: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthChildren Education Labor
Working PaperInequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan: Across-region study
This study aims to examine the drivers of inequality of opportunity in health outcome among children below 5 years of age, using the Sudanese 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey...Health Children Inequality of opportunities
Working PaperMultidimensional poverty of children in Mozambique
We analyse the multidimensional wellbeing of children aged 0–17 in Mozambique and find that 46.3 per cent can be considered multidimensionally poor...Multidimensional poverty Children Child wellbeing
Working PaperLabour migration in Indonesia and the health of children left behind
Economic research on labour migration in the developing world has traditionally focused on the role played by the remittances of overseas migrant labour in the sending country’s economy...Health Labour migration Children
Working PaperFragmenting the family?: The complexity of household migration strategies in post-apartheid South Africa
The disruption of family life is one of the important legacies of South Africa’s colonial and apartheid history...Children Family migration Mixed methods
Working PaperGender differences in child investment behaviour among agricultural households: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme
We examine the impacts of an unconditional cash transfer in Lesotho using an experimental impact evaluation design. We find that the cash transfer led to different outcomes for girls and boys, overall favouring secondary school-aged girls...Children Education Labor
Journal ArticleEffects of food price shocks on child malnutrition: The Mozambican experience 2008/2009
A propitiously timed household survey carried out in Mozambique over the period 2008/2009 permits us to study the relationship between shifts in food prices and child nutrition status in a low income setting...Children Food industry and trade Inflation (Finance)
Journal ArticleOrdinal Bivariate Inequality: Concepts and Application to Child Deprivation in Mozambique
This paper introduces a concept of inequality comparisons with ordinal bivariate categorical data...Children Econometric models Equality and inequality
Working PaperEthnic and racial disparities in children’s education: Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam
We investigate whether there are racial and ethnic disparities in children’s education in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam...Children Education
Working PaperImpact of post-conflict development interventions on maternal healthcare utilization
We evaluate the effectiveness of a post-conflict development programme on maternal health-care utilization in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh...Children Health care
Journal ArticleCosts, and cost-outcome of school feeding programmes and feeding programmes for young children: Evidence and recommendations
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Education Policy, and DevelopmentChildren Economic development
Working PaperChild deprivation and income poverty in Ghana
This study assesses temporal and spatial distribution of child deprivation and income poverty using the fifth and sixth rounds of the Ghana Living Standards Survey...Children Income Poverty
Working PaperEstimating multidimensional childhood poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2007 through 2013
After years of economic decline, conflict, and instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo achieved rapid economic growth in the 2000s along with a reduction in rural consumption poverty...Children Poverty Public welfare