Medium- and long run effects of nutrition and child care: evaluation of a community nursery programme in rural Colombia

@inproceedings{Attanasio2004MediumAL,
  title={Medium- and long run effects of nutrition and child care: evaluation of a community nursery programme in rural Colombia},
  author={Orazio Attanasio and Marcos Vera-Hern{\'a}ndez},
  year={2004}
}
In this paper we evaluate the effect of a large nutrition programme in rural Colombia on children nutritional status, school achievement and female labour supply. We find that the programme has very large and positive impacts. Dealing with the endogeneity of treatment is crucial, as the poorest children tend to select into the programme. Methods like Propensity Score Matching would even yield negative estimates of the impact of the program. Our results are robust to the use of instruments that… CONTINUE READING

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