Muhammad Farhan Majid

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The impact of legislated minimum wages on the early-life health of children living in low and middle-income countries has not been examined. For our analyses, we used data from the Demographic and Household Surveys (DHS) from 57 countries conducted between 1999 and 2013. Our analyses focus on height-for-age z scores (HAZ) for children under 5 years of age(More)
This paper uses longitudinal data (the Indonesian Family Life Survey) to study the persistent effects of in utero exposure to Ramadan over the life cycle. The exposed children have lower birth weights, study fewer hours during elementary school, do more child labor, score 7.8 percent lower on cognitive tests and 5.9 percent lower on math test scores. As(More)
Jorge M. Agüero Muhammad Farhan Majid October 2015 Abstract Previous studies have shown that wars restrict the acquisition of human capital. We expand this literature by exploring how the stock of human capital is affected by wars. Applying a “missing people” approach to the 1994 Rwanda genocide we find that the size of the educated cohort --those with(More)
This paper utilizes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of religious fasting, as a natural experiment to identify the effects of in utero nutrition on the labor market behavior of children in Indonesia when they become adults. Approximately seventy five percent of all pregnancies overlap with Ramadan, suggesting that in 2010 alone, more than 1.2(More)
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