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Large-scale health interventions and education: Evidence from Roll Back Malaria in Africa

Maria Kuecken (), Josselin Thuilliez () and Marie-Anne Valfort ()
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Maria Kuecken: Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne - Paris School of Economics

Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne

Abstract: Replying on microeconomic data, we examine the impact of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) campaigns on the educational attainment of primary schoolchildren across 14 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Combining a difference-in-differences approach with an instrumental variables analysis, we exploit exogenous variation in pre-campaign malaria risk and exogenous variation in exposure to the timing and disbursements of the RBM campaign. In 13 of 14 countries, the RBM campaign substantially improved schooling attainment at an average cost of $ 13.19 per additional year, which is highly cost-effective as compared to standard educational interventions

Keywords: Health; education; Africa; spillovers; quasi-experiment; Roll Back Malaria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I15 I21 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2013-10, Revised 2015-06
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