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Sanitation and child health in India

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dc.description.abstract Our study contributes to the understanding of key drivers of stunted growth, a factor widely recognized as major impediment to human capital development. Specifically, we examine the effects of sanitation coverage and usage on child height for age in a semi-urban setting in Northern India. Our study is the first to address the endogeneity of sanitation coverage exploiting variation in raw material construction prices. Estimating an IV model, we find that sanitation coverage plays a significant and positive role in height growth during the first years of life and that this causal relationship holds particularly for girls. Our findings suggest that a policy that aims to increase sanitation coverage in a context such as the one studied here, is not only effective in reducing child stunting but also implicitly targets girls. en
dc.title Sanitation and child health in India en
dc.contributor.author Augsburg, Britta
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez-Lesmes, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-23T19:51:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-23T19:51:27Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02-23
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/61256
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Child Health
dc.subject Sanitation Coverage
dc.subject Open Defecation
dc.subject India
dc.type Working Paper


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