The impact of child health on schooling: evidence from Bangladesh

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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2009 05:43
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 00:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: child health; school attainment; Bangladesh; learning ability
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics > 111103 Nutritional Physiology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140301 Cross-Sectional Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development

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