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Disease and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership in Africa*

Maria Kuecken, Josselin Thuilliez () and Marie-Anne Valfort ()
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Abstract: We estimate the effects of a large-scale anti-malaria campaign on a rich set of human capital outcomes in 27 Sub-Saharan African countries. Using pre-campaign malaria risk as treatment probability, we exploit quasi-experimental variation in period and cohort exposure to anti-malaria campaigns. A conservative interpretation of our results shows a globally positive impact malaria aid: campaigns reduced the probability of infant mortality (1 percentage point) and birth (0.4 p.p.) and increased educational attainment (0.4 years) and the likelihood of adult paid employment (6 p.p.). These findings demonstrate how the effects of sweeping disease reduction efforts extend beyond health outcomes.

Keywords: labour supply; fertility; education; health; Africa; malaria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-12-08
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Published in Economic Journal, Wiley, 2020, pp.ueaa134. ⟨10.1093/ej/ueaa134⟩

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DOI: 10.1093/ej/ueaa134

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