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Exploiting Externalities to Estimate the Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Deworming
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Center for Global Development presents a brownbag seminar on Exploiting Externalities to Estimate the Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Deworming
Featuring Owen Ozier PhD Candidate, University of California - Berkeley
Friday, January 28, 2011
12:00pm--1:00pm **Please bring your lunch--beverages provided!**
Center for Global Development
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC *Please bring photo identification*
Paper Abstract: I investigate whether a large-scale deworming intervention aimed at primary school pupils in western Kenya had long-term effects on young children in the region, exploiting positive externalities from the program to estimate the impact on younger children who did not receive treatment directly. I find large cognitive effects—equivalent to half a year of schooling—for children who were less than one year old when their communities received mass deworming treatment. I also find modest positive effects on stature. Because mass deworming was administered through schools, I also estimate effects among children who were likely to have older siblings in school to receive the treatment directly; in this subpopulation, effects are twice as large.