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dc.contributor.authorDuque, Valentina
dc.contributor.authorRosales-Rueda, María
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Fabio
dc.coverage.spatialColombiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T18:09:01Z
dc.date.available2016-10-24T18:09:01Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-04
dc.identifier.citationDuque, V., Rosales-Rueda, M., & Sánchez, F. (2016, October 4). Integrating Early-life Shocks and Human Capital Investments on Children´s Education. CAF – Working paper;N° 2016/06, Colombia: CAF. Retrieved from http://scioteca.caf.com/handle/123456789/955en
dc.identifier.urihttp://scioteca.caf.com/handle/123456789/955
dc.description.tableofcontentsThis study investigates how early-life conditions interact with subsequent human capital investments to influence future educational outcomes. To provide causal evidence, we exploit two sources of exogenous variation: i) variation in early-life environments resulting from a child's exposure to extreme rainfall and drought shocks in early-life; and ii), variation in subsequent investments resulting from the availability of conditional cash transfers (CCT) that promote investments in children's health and education. Using Colombian administrative data, we combine a natural experiment with a regression discontinuity design using the CCT assignment rule. Results show that, although the CCT has an overall positive impact on children's educational outcomes, it does not have a differential effect on children exposed to early-life shocks; however, the overall effect of the program is large enough to mitigate the negative impact of the weather shock. These findings have important policy implications as they provide evidence of the role of social policies in closing gaps generated by early-life trauma.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCAFen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAF – Working paper;N° 2016/06
dc.rightsCC-BY-NCes_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/es_ES
dc.subjectDesarrollo socialen_US
dc.subjectEducaciónen_US
dc.subjectEquidad e inclusión socialen_US
dc.subjectInvestigación socioeconómicaen_US
dc.subjectSaluden_US
dc.subjectNiñezes
dc.subjectFamilia
dc.titleIntegrating Early-life Shocks and Human Capital Investments on Children´s Educationen_US
dc.typeworkingPaperen_US
dc.publisher.cityColombiaen_US


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