Long-Term Effects of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Program on Education and Labor Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

@inproceedings{Maldonado2015LongTermEO,
  title={Long-Term Effects of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Program on Education and Labor Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial},
  author={Dar{\'i}o Gonz{\'a}lez Maldonado and Nathalie Charpak and Juan Gabriel Ruiz and R{\'e}jean Tessier and T. Hernandez and Felipe Uriza and Françoise S. Maheu and Jimena Y. Ramirez Marin and C. Mercier},
  year={2015}
}
We evaluate long-term effects of KMC on several education and labor outcomes of preterm or low weight children born in 1993 in Bogotá. We take advantage of an RCT that randomly assigned these children to either incubator or KMC. We find that KMC children enrolled longer in preschool and had less temporary school absence. In addition, KMC individuals that are already in the labor market earn higher wages than their counterparts. We also find that, on average, KMC children obtain worse scores in… CONTINUE READING

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