Papers In Progress

Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy:

  1. Kumar, S., A. Nandi, and R. Laxminarayan. 2014. "The Effect of Birth Weight on Cognition Development of Children in India." Working paper. 
  2. Nandi, A., A. Ashok, and R. Laxminarayan. 2014. "Long-Term Impact of Early Childhood Nutritional Supplementation: Evidence from India." Working paper. 
  3. Nandi, A., A. Ashok, A. Verma, I. Megiddo, and R. Laxminarayan. 2014. "The Health and Economic Benefits of Providing Access to Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation in India: A Microsimulation Modeling Analysis." Working paper. 
  4. Nandi, A. and R. Laxminarayan. 2016. "Can Early Childhood Nutrition Improve Adult Educational Attainment in India? Evidence from the ICDS Program." SSRN Working Paper.

University of Essex:

  1. Baranov, V., S. Bhalotra, and J. Maselko. 2016. "The Long-Term Impact of Treating Maternal Depression: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Pakistan." Working paper.
  2. Baranov, V., S. Bhalotra, and J. Maselko. 2016. "Maternal Depression, Parenting Behaviours and Child Development: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial " Working paper.
  3. Bhalotra, S. and A. Venkataramani. 2016. "Infectious Disease and Cognitive Development." Working paper.
  4. Venkataramani, A., G. Miller, S. Bhalotra, A. Miranda, and A. Diaz. 2016. "Municipal Water Disinfection and Mortality Decline in Developing Countries: Evidence from Mexico’s Programa Agua Limpia." Working paper.

University of Pennsylvania:

  1. Abufhele, A., D. Bravo, S. Urzua, and J. Vasquez. 2013. "Teenage Pregnancy and Child Development: Evidence from Chile." Working paper.
  2. Alderman, H., J.R. Behrman, and A. Tasneem. 2014. "The Contribution of Increased Equity to the Estimated Social Benefits from a Transfer Program: An Illustration from Oportunidades." Working paper.
  3. Andersen, C.T., J.R. Behrman, B.T. Crookston, K.A. Dearden, J. Escobal, L.C.H. Fernald, S. Mani, S. Reynolds, A. Sanchez, and A.D. Stein. 2014. "Effects of Juntos Conditional Cash Transfers on Child Anthropometry and Cognitive Achievement." Working paper.
  4. Andersen, C.T., S. Reynolds, L.C.H. Fernald, J.R. Behrman, B.T. Crookston, K.A. Dearden, J. Escobal, S. Mani, and A. Sanchez. 2014. "Effects of Juntos Conditional Cash Transfer on Child Nutritional and Developmental Outcomes." Working paper.
  5. Appiah-Yeboah, S.A. 2013. "The Association between Maternal Social Capital and Children’s Educational Outcomes in Rural Malawi." Working paper.
  6. Appiah-Yeboah, S.A. 2013. "The Health-Wealth Gradient in Children’s Nutritional Outcomes in Rural Malawi." Working paper.
  7. Appiah-Yeboah, S.A. 2013. "A Longitudinal Analysis of Household Wealth and Social Welfare in Rural Malawi Using Panel Assets Data and a Fixed Effects Model." Working paper.
  8. Attanasio, O., C. Meghir, and E. Fix. 2013. "The Development of Child Health and Cognition in 4 Developing Countries." Working paper.
  9. Baranov, V., I. Bennett, and H.-P. Kohler. 2014. "The Indirect Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy." Working paper.
  10. Baranov, V. and H.-P. Kohler. 2014. "The Impact of AIDS Treatment on Savings and Human Capital Investment in Malawi." Working paper.
  11. Baydar, N. 2014. "The Comparison of Rural, Urban and Rural-to-Urban Migrant Families in Their Child Rearing Practices and the Impact of Those Practices on Children." Working paper. 
  12. Baydar, N. 2014. "The Effects of Maternal Gender Role Attitudes and Gender Role Behaviors on the Developmental Investments for Girls Versus Boys." Working paper.
  13. Baydar, N. 2014. "The Effects of School Starting Age on Early School Outcomes and the Heterogeneity of Those Effects Depending on Child Characteristics, Mother Characteristics and School Characteristics." Working paper.
  14. Baydar, N. 2014. "The Impact of Trajectories of (Patterns of Change in) Maternal Depression on Trajectories of (Patterns of Change in) Behavioral Development of Children." Working paper.
  15. Baydar, N. and B. Akcinar. 2013. "Ramifications of Social Stratification for 3 Year-Old Children in Turkey." Working paper.
  16. Baydar, N. and B. Akcinar. 2014. "Mothers’ Power Assertion Contributes to the Trajectories of Aggression in Early Childhood." Working paper.
  17. Baydar, N. and O. Basturk. 2013. "Role of Maternal Behaviors in School Readiness at 66 Months of Age." Working paper
  18. Behrman, J.R. 2014. "The First 1000 Days and Catch-up Growth." Working paper.
  19. Behrman, J.R. 2014. "Genes and Human Development." Working paper.
  20. Bennett, I., W. Schott, S. Krutikova, and Jere R. Behrman. 2014. "Maternal Mental Health and Child Growth and Development Outcomes in Four Developing Countries." Working paper.
  21. Behrman, J.R., B.T. Crookston, K.A. Dearden, L.T. Duc, L.C.H. Fernald, S. Mani, W. Schott, and A.D. Stein. 2014. "Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Inequality: Young Lives." Working paper.
  22. Behrman, J.R., J. Hoddinott, J. Maluccio, and R. Martorell. 2013. "Brains Versus Brawn: Labor Market Returns to Intellectual and Physical Human Capital in a Poor Developing Country." Working paper.
  23. Benny, L., S. Galab, A. Georgiadis, and P. Reddy. 2014. "Determinants of Recovery from Early Undernutrition and Implications for Cognitive Development: Evidence from India." Working paper.
  24. Benny, L. and A. Georgiadis. 2013. "The Impact of Pregnancy and Delivery Complications, Malnutrition and Infection at Infancy on Cognitive Development at Early and Middle Childhood: Evidence from Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries." Working paper.
  25. Costa, M. and M. Gurven. 2014. "Maternal Somatic and Human Capital Predict Child Nutritional Status among Children Aged 2-5 Years in a High-Fertility Setting." Working paper.
  26. Costa, M., M. Gurven, and H. Kaplan. 2014. "No Child Growth Consequences for Birth Orders Exceeding Ideal Family Size in a High Fertility Population: Evidence from the Tsimane Amerindians of Bolivia." Working paper.
  27. Crookston, B.T., R. Forste, C. McClellan, A. Georgiadis, T.B. Heaton, and Young Lives Determinants and Consequences of Child Growth Project Team. 2014. "Factors associated with cognition in late childhood and adolescence: the Young Lives cohort study of children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam." Working paper.
  28. Crookston, B.T., W. Schott, K.A. Dearden, L.T. Duc, L.C.H. Fernald, M. Penny, A.D. Stein, T. Woldehanna, J.R. Behrman, and The Young Lives Determinants and Consequences of Child Growth Project Team. 2013. "Child Morbidity: Key Distal Household and Community Factors in Four Developing Countries." Working paper.
  29. Cueto, S., J.R. Behrman, B. Crookston, K.A. Dearden, J. Leon, and A. Miranda. 2013. "Interactions of Stunting and School Quality in Cognitive Outcomes and School Achievement." Working paper.
  30. Dearden, K.A., A.T. Brennan, J.R. Behrman, W.B. Schott, B.T. Crookston, D. Humphries, M.E. Penny, and Young Lives Determinants and Consequences of Child Growth Project Team. 2014. "Improved Water and Sanitation at the Community Level Is Associated with Children’s Performance on Tests of Receptive Vocabulary: Findings from the Young Lives Cohort Study." Working paper.
  31. Dearden, K.A., B.T. Crookston, L.T. Duc, M. Penny, W. Schott, and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "What Is the Relationship between Water, Sanitation and Nutritional Status?: A Four Country Prospective Study from Young Lives." Working paper.
  32. Dearden, K.A., W.B. Schott, B.T. Crookston, D. Humphries, M. Penny, J.R. Behrman, and on behalf of the Young Lives Determinants and Consequences of Child Growth Project Team. 2014. "Children with Access to Improved Water and Sanitation in Some Cases Demonstrate Better Growth: Findings from the Young Lives Cohort Study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam." Working paper.
  33. Duc, L.T. and J.R. Behrman. 2014. "Early childhood stunting, post-infant recovery and educational outcomes in late childhood: Evidence from Vietnam." Working paper.
  34. Fernald, L.C.H., J.R. Behrman, D. Bravo, R. Kagawa, I. Jandali, and J.V. Núnez. 2013. "Chile Data: Overweight and Obesity among Very Young Children in Chile and Association with Early Childhood Development." Working paper.
  35. Fernald, L.C.H., C.T. Andersen, S. Reynolds, J.R. Behrman, B.T. Crookston, M.E. Penny, and W.B. Schott. 2014. "Risk Factors for Co-Occurring Stunting and Overweight in Peruvian Children: Results from the Young Lives Study." Working paper.
  36. Fernald, L.C.H., P. Kariger, R. Kagawa, J.R. Behrman, and D. Bravo. 2013. "Chile Data: Early Childhood Programs and Attaining Developmental Potential." Working paper.
  37. Georgiadis, A. 2014. "The Sooner the Better but It Is Never Too Late: The Impact of Child Growth at Different Stages of Infancy and Childhood on Cognitive Development." Working paper.
  38. Georgiadis, A. 2013. "Parental Background and Children’s Human Capital Development Throughout Childhood and Adolescence:  Evidence from Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries." Working paper.
  39. Hamoudi, A., S. Cueto, S. Krutikova, A. Sanchez, and M. Sheridan. 2014. "Cognitive Skills & Human Capital in Development:  How Do Innovations in Measurement Enhance the Picture?" Working paper.
  40. Hannum, E. and J. Adams. 2014. "Can the Early Educational Experience Be Pro-Mobility? Early School Transition and Pro-Mobility Outcomes in Young Adulthood in China’s Poor Rural Communities." Working paper.
  41. Hannum, E. and Y. Xie. 2014. "Poverty and Education in Comparative Perspective [Invited Submission]." in Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Society, D. Brady and L. Burton. Forthcoming.
  42. Hermida, P., J.R. Behrman, and W. Schott. 2013. "Decision-Making Power inside the Household and Child Growth." Working paper.
  43. Hu, L.-C. 2013. "Gender Inequality, Intrahousehold Allocation and Educational Outcomes in Rural China: Evidence from Sibling Data." Working paper.
  44. Hu, L.-C. and E. Hannum. 2014. "Gender Gaps in Educational Performance in Rural China: Evidence from Sibling Data." Working paper.
  45. Humphries, D., B.T. Crookston, K.A. Dearden, L.C.H. Fernald, S. Galab, M. Penny, A.D. Stein, T. Woldehanna, and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "Domains of Food Security (Hunger, Quality, Quantity) at R2 Will Be a Significant Predictor of Future Child Nutritional Status." Working paper.
  46. Humphries, D., B.T. Crookston, K.A. Dearden, L.C.H. Fernald, S. Galab, M. Penny, A.D. Stein, T. Woldehanna, and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "Domains of Food Security (Hunger, Quality, Quantity) Will Be a Significant Predictor of Child Nutritional Status at the Same Time Point." Working paper.
  47. Humphries, D., B.T. Crookston, K.A. Dearden, L.C.H. Fernald, S. Galab, M. Penny, A.D. Stein, T. Woldehanna, and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "Household Food Security Will Be a Significant Predictor of Current Household Food Expenditures and As Food Expenditures." Working paper.
  48. Humphries, D., B.T. Crookston, K.A. Dearden, M. Penny, W. Schott, and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "Economic and Ecological Shocks and Animal Source Food Consumption: Young Lives Peru Data." Working paper.
  49. Hyder, A. and J.R. Behrman. 2014. “Climatic Shocks and Child Human Capital: Evidence from Ethiopia.” Working paper.
  50. Hyder, A., J.R. Behrman, and H.-P. Kohler. 2014. "Negative Economic Shocks and Child Schooling: Evidence from Rural Malawi." Working paper.
  51. Kagawa, R., L.C.H. Fernald, J.R. Behrman, and D. Bravo. 2013. "Chile Data: Teen Motherhood and School Readiness: Social and Nutritional Factors." Working paper.
  52. Kiani, A.K. and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "Mothers’ Empowerment and Child Inoculations and Schooling in Pakistan: Urban Vs Rural Areas, Daughters Vs Sons and 1998-99 Vs 2007-08." Working paper.
  53. Krutikova, S., J.R. Behrman, I. Bennett, J. Escobal, and W. Schott. 2013. "Maternal Mental Health and Child Well-Being." Working paper.
  54. Levin, C. and E. Brouwer. 2014. "Saving Brains: Literature Review of Reproductive, Neonatal, Child and Maternal Health and Nutrition Interventions to Mitigate Basic Risk Factors to Promote Child Development." Working paper.
  55. Liu, X., J.R. Behrman, A.D. Stein, and Canada-Penn COHORTS team. 2014. "Better Prenatal Care Predicts Better Growth at 24 Months and Better Schooling Attainment but Not Greater Birth Weight:  Evidence from Four Developing Countries." Working paper.
  56. Liu, X. and F. Cunha. 2013. "Height Production Function of Chinese Children with Consideration of Nutrition Intake and Physical Activities." Working paper.
  57. Liu, X. and E. Hannum. 2014. "Early Childhood Poverty Exposure and Young Adult Stature and Weight Status in China." Working paper.
  58. Maitra, P. and S. Mani. 2013. "Learning and Earning - Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in India." Working paper.
  59. Mani, S. and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "Role of the Indonesian Midwife Program in Mitigating the Impact of Early Life Infectious Diseases on Later Life Outcomes." Working paper.
  60. Mani, S., J.R. Behrman, S. Galab, P. Reddy. 2013. "Impact of the NREGS on Health." Working paper.
  61. Mani, S., J.R. Behrman, S. Galab, P. Reddy. 2013. "Impact of the NREGS on Schooling and Intellectual Human Capital." Working paper.
  62. Mani, S., J.R. Behrman, A. Georgiadis. 2013. "Catch-up Effects in Health Outcomes – Linear and Quantile Regression Estimates from Four Countries." Working paper.
  63. Mani, S., J.R. Behrman, A.D. Stein, and COHORTS team. 2014. "Recovery from Malnutrition at Age 2 Years: Using Evidence from Brazil, Guatemala, India, Philippines, and South Africa." Working paper.
  64. Mani, S. and M.F. Majid. 2013. "Static and Dynamic Schooling and Cognitive Production Functions." Working paper.
  65. Mani, S., S. Mitra, and U. Sambamoorthi. 2014. "The Impact of Physical Activity Limitations on Employment Status and Work Hours in Indonesia." Working paper.
  66. Marshall, D. 2013. "Children’s Cognitive Development and Family Background: Analysis from a New Survey from Chile." Working paper.
  67. Marshall, D. 2014. "The Production Function of Cognitive Skills in Young Children: Looking at Early Maternal Employment." Working paper.
  68. Penny, M., W. Schott, B.T. Crookston, and J.R. Behrman. 2014. "Catch-up Growth: How, When, Why, and Does it Matter?." Working paper.
  69. Phiri, T.E. 2014. "Review of Maternal Effects on Early Childhood Stunting." Working paper."
  70. Puentes, E., F. Wang, F. Cunha, J.R. Behrman, L. Adair, J. Borja, J. Hoddinott, J. Maluccio, R. Martorell, and A.D. Stein. 2014. "Early Life Height and Weight Production Functions with Endogenous Calorie and Protein Inputs for Guatemala and the Philippines." Working paper.
  71. Reynolds, S., L.C.H. Fernald, and J.R. Behrman. 2014. "Family Structure and Impacts on Child Development: The Presence of Grandparents and Fathers." Working paper.
  72. Reynolds, S., L.C.H. Fernald, and J.R. Behrman. 2014. "Mothers’ Work and Child Outcomes: The Case of Chile." Working paper.
  73. Reynolds, S., L.C.H. Fernald, and J.R. Behrman. 2014. "Preschool in Chile: Effects on Child Development?" Working paper.
  74. Sanchez, A., S. Cueto, A. Hamoudi, S. Krutikova, and M. Sheridan. 2014. "Early-Life Determinants of Executive Functioning: Evidence from Peru." Working paper.
  75. Sarzosa, M. and S. Urzua. 2013. "Weight at Birth and Gender Gaps in Test Scores." Working paper.
  76. Schott, W.B., S. Krutikova, I. Bennett, K.A. Dearden, and J.R. Behrman. 2014. "Determinants of Risk for Common Mental Disorders in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam." Working paper.
  77. Stricker, S., N. Beretta Piccoli and Horton S. 2014. "The costs of stunting in low- and middle-income countries." Working paper.
  78. Sudharsanan, N. 2014. "Childhood Determinants of Adult Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension Trajectories: A Comparison of Mexico and the United States." Working paper.
  79. Undurraga, E.A., A. Zycherman, J. Yiu, J.R. Behrman, W.R. Leonard, TAPS Bolivia Study Team, and R.A. Godoy. 2014. "Gender Targeting of Unconditional Income Transfers and Child Nutritional Status: Experimental Evidence from the Bolivian Amazon." Working paper.
  80. Urzua, S. and G. Veramendi. 2013. "The Impact of out-of-Home Childcare Centers on Early Childhood Development." Working paper.
  81. Visaria, A. 2014. "Hindu-Muslim Differences in Son Preference in India: An Analysis of Ideal Preferences and Fertility Behaviors." Working paper.
  82. Visaria, A. 2014. "Sex Differentials in Child Health Outcomes in India: A Comparison of Hindus and Muslims." Working paper. 
  83. Visaria, A. 2014. "Son Preference and Group Majority/Minority: Comparing Hindus and Muslims in India and Bangladesh." Working paper.
  84. Wang, F., E. Puentes, F. Cunha, J.R. Behrman, L. Adair, J. Borja, J. Hoddinott, J. Maluccio, R. Martorell, and A.D. Stein. 2014. "Height Growth Paths, Production Relations and Parental Beliefs in Guatemala and the Philippines." Working paper.
  85. Woldehanna, T. and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "Early Childhood Nutrition and Children’s Cognitive Outcomes: Evidence from Rural and Urban Ethiopia." Working paper.
  86. Woldehanna, T. and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "What Determines Ethiopian Children’s Dietary Diversity?" Working paper.
  87. Woldehanna, T., N. Halim, A.D. Stein, and J.R. Behrman. 2013. "Household Income and Child Growth: Does Income Source Matter?" Working paper.