The Impact of Early Childhood Rainfall Shocks on the Evolution of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills

@inproceedings{Leight2015TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Early Childhood Rainfall Shocks on the Evolution of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills},
  author={Jessica Leight and Paul W Glewwe and Albert Park},
  year={2015}
}
This paper is the first to estimate the extent to which early childhood climatic shocks affect both cognitive and non-cognitive skills as measured at multiple points in childhood and adolescence. We assess the impact of rainfall observed in utero and during the first two years of life by analyzing a rich longitudinal study of rural youth in a poor province in China. Our empirical strategy entails estimating the impact of rainfall on various measures of cognitive and non-cognitive skills… CONTINUE READING

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