Khanam, Rasheda and Nghiem, Hong Son (2009) The impact of child health on schooling: evidence from Bangladesh. In: 38th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2009), 28-30 Sep 2009, Adelaide, Australia.
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This paper explores the impact of child health on educational achievement of Bangladeshi children. We control for the potential endogeneity of child health by an instrumental variables approach with the use of instruments that are strong predictors of child health and satisfy the validity test. Our results indicate that the impact of child health on school achievement will be overestimated if endogeneity of child health is ignored. Our results reveal that child health has signicant effects on school enrolment and grade attainment, although it does not affect current school attendance. The impact of child health is stronger for school enrolment compared to grade attainment.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Authors retain copyright.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||child health; school attainment; Bangladesh; learning ability|
|Depositing User:||Dr Rasheda Khanam|
|Date Deposited:||21 Oct 2009 05:43|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:25|
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