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Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction
The rural poor in developing countries, once economically isolated, are increasingly being connected to outside markets. Whether these new connections crowd out or encourage educational investment is
Sanitation and Education
I explore whether the absence of school sanitation infrastructure impedes educational attainment, particularly among pubescent-age girls, using a national Indian school latrine construction
Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction
The rural poor in developing countries, once economically isolated, are increasingly being connected to regional markets. Whether these new connections crowd out or encourage educational investment
Spillover Impacts on Education from Employment Guarantees
Abstract Programs that provide lower-skill employment are a popular anti-poverty strategy in developing countries, with India's employment guarantee program (MGNREGA) employing adults in 23 percent
What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books
Books shape how children learn about society and social norms, in part through the representation of different characters. To better understand the messages children encounter in books, we introduce
Spillover Impacts on Education from Employment Guarantees
Programs that provide lower-skill employment are a popular anti-poverty strategy in developing countries, with India’s employment-guarantee program (MGNREGA) employing adults in 23% of Indian
Religion and Sanitation Practices
In India, infant mortality among Hindus is higher than among Muslims, and religious differences in sanitation practices have been cited as a contributing factor. To explore whether religion itself
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