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Women's Schooling, Home Teaching, and Economic Growth
The hypothesis that increases in the schooling of women enhance the human capital of the next generation and thus make a unique contribution to economic growth is assessed on the basis of dataExpand
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Economic Growth and the Rise of Forests
Although forests have diminished globally over the past 400 years, forest cover has increased in some areas, including India in the last two decades. Aggregate time-series evidence on forest growthExpand
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Prices, Credit Markets and Child Growth in Low-Income Rural Areas
In this paper, it is argued that fluctuations in child growth in rural areas of Bangladesh during and after severe floods in 1988 can provide insight into the structure of credit markets. A model ofExpand
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Imperfect Commitment, Altruism, and the Family: Evidence from Transfer Behavior in Low-Income Rural Areas
In this paper, we examine empirically whether risk pooling is more advantageous among altruistic compared to selfish agents in a framework where individuals cannot make binding commitments. InExpand
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Technical Change and Human-Capital Returns and Investments: Evidence from the Green Revolution
Panel and time-series data describing the green-revolution period in India are used to assess the effects of exogenous technical change on the returns to schooling, the effects of schooling on theExpand
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Household Division and Rural Economic Growth
The recent availability of longitudinal data from low-income countries makes possible for the first time the identification of the consequences of growth-augmenting innovations for household incomeExpand
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The dynamics of agricultural production and the calorie-income relationship: Evidence from Pakistan
Abstract Panel data on farm households from rural Pakistan are used to estimate the calorie response to different components of income in an analysis that takes into account the sequential nature ofExpand
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Democratization, Decentralization and the Distribution of Local Public Goods in a Poor Rural Economy
In this paper we exploit a unique panel data set describing village governance, public goods allocations, and economic circumstances in India over the past twenty years to examine the consequences ofExpand
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Household Partition in Rural Bangladesh
In this paper the author uses longitudinal data collected in rural Bangladesh to [examine] the process of household partition. There are three main parts to the paper. The first consists of aExpand
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