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Working Paper
Impact of school consolidation on enrolment and achievement: Evidence from India

I study the impact of school consolidation on enrolment and achievement, using its staggered roll-out in the Indian state of Rajasthan...

Children Education Enrolment
Working Paper
Impact of the right to education on school enrolment of children with disabilities: Evidence from India

I evaluate the impact of the right to education from the passing of the Right to Education Act in India in 2009. This Act guaranteed free education to children aged 6–14 years, including children with disabilities...

People with disabilities Children Education
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Child labour during pandemic - UNU-WIDER expert interviewed for a Finnish development news portal

UNU-WIDER Research Associate Milla Nyyssölä was interviewed for an article discussing the increase of child labour during corona pandemia. The article is published on a Finnish development news portal Maailma.net.

COVID-19 Child labour Children
Working Paper
Orphans and stunted growth: Investigating the potential of spatial network effects in service delivery for reducing stunting in orphans

Stunted growth in early life has serious implications for children and is a well-established constraint to productivity, life expectancy, and cognitive development...

Children Vulnerability Stunting
Journal Article
Multidimensional 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 Article
Improving 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 Healthcare
Journal Article
Cash 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 South

Children Education Labour
Working Paper
Inequality 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 Paper
Multidimensional 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 Paper
Labour 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 Paper
Fragmenting 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 Paper
Policy diffusion, domestic politics and social assistance in Lesotho, 1998–2012

Lesotho is a small Southern African country that has introduced two national cash transfer programmes, the Old Age Pension and the Child Grant Programme...

Lesotho policy diffusion Cash transfers
Working Paper
Gender 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 Labour
Journal Article
Effects 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
Journal Article
Ordinal 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 Paper
Ethnic 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
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