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  • Timothy G Conley, Christopher R Udry, Richard Akresh, Ana Fernandez, Garth Frazer, Markus Goldstein +21 others
  • 2000
Note: Center Discussion Papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussions and critical comments. seminar participants at a number of seminars. The data used in this paper were collected The authors are of course responsible for any errors in this paper.
Conflict between and within countries can have lasting health and economic consequences, but identifying such effects can be empirically challenging. This paper uses household survey data from Eritrea to estimate the effect of exposure to the 1998-2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia war on children's health. The identification strategy exploits exogenous variation in the(More)
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Economic shocks at birth have lasting impacts on children's health several years after the shock. We calculate height for age z-scores for children under age five using data from a Rwandan nationally representative household survey conducted in 1992. We exploit district and time variation in crop failure and civil conflict to measure the impact of exogenous(More)
  • Pablo Ibarraran, Darren Lubotsky, Gadi Barlevy, Ilana Redstone Akresh, Richard Akresh, Todd Elder +3 others
  • 2005
We are grateful to Cordelia Reimers for her useful feedback. We also thank seminar participants at for their helpful comments and suggestions. We are naturally responsible for any remaining errors. Abstract We use data from the 2000 Mexican Census to examine how the educational and socioeconomic status of Mexican immigrants to the United States compares to(More)
  • Richard Akresh, Sonia Bhalotra, Marinella Leone, Una Osili, Una Okonkwo Osili
  • 2011
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of IZA. Research published in this series may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between science,(More)
  • Firman Witoelar, John Strauss, Jeff Biddle, John Giles, Steven Haider, Andrew Foster +1 other
  • 2005
Notes: Center Discussion Papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussions and critical comments. Abstract This paper uses data from two waves of the Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS2-1997 and IFLS3-2000) to investigate whether households that belong to the same extended families pool their income to smooth their consumption. We exploit(More)