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The Value of Mandating Maternal Education in a Developing Country

Bahadir Dursun, Resul Cesur, Inas Rashad Kelly

NBER Working Paper No. 23492
Issued in June 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Jorge M. Agüero, Dhaval M. Dave, Michael Grossman, Adalet Keskin, Naci Mocan, Prakarsh Singh, Erdal Tekin, Jennifer M. Trudeau, seminar participants at the Southern Economic Association 2016 Meeting, 2016 Development Economics Conference at Fordham University, Eastern Economic Association 2017 Meeting, Auburn University, University of Southern Mississippi, CBRT, Koc University, Sabanci University, University of South Florida, Texas A&M University, San Antonio, and RAND for their valuable comments and suggestions. We are grateful to Şebnem Beşe Canpolat and the Demographic Statistics Department of Turkish Statistical Institute for their assistance with respect to the Population and Housing Census 2011 data. The authors thank Dr. Emel Ergün Seyit for providing insights about the collection of birth outcomes data at the Family Health Centers in Turkey. All remaining errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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