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AUTHOR(S)

Jacobus De Hoop, Patrick Premand, Furio Rosati, Renos Vakis

DETAIL(S)

Journal of Population Economics, 2017

ABSTRACT

Programs that increase the economic capacity of poor women can have cascading effects on children’s participation in school and work that are theoretically undetermined. We present a simple model to describe the possible channels through which these programs may affect children’s activities. Based on a cluster-randomized trial, we examine how a program providing capital and training to women in poor rural communities in Nicaragua affected children. Children in beneficiary households are more likely to attend school 1 year after the end of the intervention. An increase in women’s influence on household decisions appears to contribute to the program’s beneficial effect on school attendance.
LANGUAGE:
English
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LIBRARY RECORD

JOURNAL TITLEJournal of Population Economics
YEAR2017
SOURCEVIEW ARTICLE
OPEN SOURCE 10.1007/s00148-017-0656-x
http://rdcu.be/tVOc.
DESCRIPTORSWomen's empowerment
Women's employment
Child well-being
Women's programmes
GEO DESCRIPTORSNicaragua
RESEARCH PROJECT(S) Multidimensional child poverty
PEER REVIEWEDYES