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Does pre-school improve cognitive abilities among children with early-life stunting? A longitudinal study for Peru

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Several studies in developing countries have found that children who experience growth faltering in the first years of life show lower cognitive abilities than their peers. In this study, we use the Young Lives longitudinal dataset in Peru to analyze if attending pre-school affects cognitive abilities at age five years, and if there is an interaction with HAZ at age one year. Using instrumental variables we found, for receptive vocabulary, a positive effect of attending Jardines (formal) pre-...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.ijer.2015.09.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Educational Research Journal website
Volume:
75
Issue:
15
Pages:
102-114
Publication date:
2015-12-29
Acceptance date:
2015-09-29
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EISSN:
1873-538X
ISSN:
0883-0355
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pubs:640429
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uuid:d351a80b-7142-4719-92c2-7d29eb335aa3
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pubs:640429
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2016-08-24

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