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Can the major public works policy buffer negative shocks in early childhood? Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India

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The study examines the role of the largest public works program in the world-the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) - in buffering the negative effects of early childhood exposure to rainfall shocks on long-term health outcomes. Exploiting the spatial and temporal variation in NREGS coverage, the study estimates the extent to which nutritional shocks in early childhood can be offset by access to the policy. The study employs a unique identification strategy by integrating deta...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
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Author
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Series:
Working Papers
Place of publication:
http://www.younglives.org.uk/publications/WP
Publication date:
2013-01-01
Paper number:
112
ISBN:
9781909403253

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