The impact of childhood malnutrition on schooling: evidence from Bangladesh

Khanam, Rasheda and Nghiem, Hong Son and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2011) The impact of childhood malnutrition on schooling: evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Biosocial Science, 43 (4). pp. 437-451. ISSN 0021-9320

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This paper examines the impact of childhood malnutrition on schooling performance in rural Bangladesh. The results reveal that malnourished children are less likely to enroll in school on time and achieve an age appropriate grade by 26 percentage points and 31 percentage points, respectively. Other important determinants of schooling outcomes include infrastructure and education level of parents. One major contribution of this paper is the control for the endogeneity of malnutrition status, which otherwise may lead to bias estimates.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2011 Cambridge University Press. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 04 May 2011 23:56
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 03:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: malnutrition; schooling; South Asia; Bangladesh
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics > 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1017/S0021932011000149

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