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Malaria and Education: Evidence from Mali

Josselin Thuilliez (), Hippolyte d'Albis (), Hamidou Niangaly and Ogobara Doumbo ()
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Hamidou Niangaly: MRTC - Malaria Research and Training Center - Faculté de Médecine de Bamako
Ogobara Doumbo: DEAP - Département d'épidémiologie des affections parasitaires - Université de Bamako - Malaria Research and Training Center (MRTC) - Facultés de Médecine, de Pharmacie et d'Odonto-Stomatologie - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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Abstract: This article examines the influence of malaria on human capital accumulation in the village of Diankabou in Mali. To account for malaria endogeneity and its interaction with unobservable risk factors, we exploit natural variations in malaria immunity across individuals of several sympatric ethnic groups—the Fulani and the non-Fulani—who differ in their susceptibility to malaria. The Fulani are known to be less susceptible to malaria infections, despite living with a similar malaria transmission intensity to those seen among other ethnic groups. We also use natural variation of malaria intensity in the area (during and after the malaria transmission season) and utilise this seasonal change as a treatment. We found that malaria has an impact on cognitive and educational outcomes in this village.

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Date: 2017
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Published in Journal of African Economies, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2017, 26 (4), pp.443-469. 〈10.1093/jae/ejx004〉

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DOI: 10.1093/jae/ejx004

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