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Determinants of Technology Adoption: Private Value and Peer Effects in Menstrual Cup Take-Up

Emily Oster, Rebecca Thornton

NBER Working Paper No. 14828
Issued in March 2009

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The Menstruation and Education in Nepal Project is supported by grants from the University of Michigan Population Studies Center (Mueller and Freedman Funds), the University of Chicago Center for Health and Social Sciences, Harvard University Women in Public Policy Grant and the Warburg Foundation Economics of Culture Research Grant at Harvard University. We thank Bishnu Adhikari, Indra Chaudry, Dirgha Ghimire, Krishna Ghimire, Sunita Ghimire, and Prem Pundit for their excellent data collection and fieldwork administration. Jonathan Davis, Jonathan Hersh and Ryan Wang provided excellent research assistance. We also thank respondents and school administration in our sample schools in Chitwan The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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