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Margaret Chidothe

Department of Economics
Wellesley College

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October 2016Effects of Adult Health Interventions at Scale on Children's Schooling: Evidence from Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia
with Adrienne M. Lucas, Nicholas L. Wilson: w22767
In 2007, approximately one in five children in Zambia lived with an HIV positive adult. We identify the effect of adult antiretroviral therapy (ART) availability at scale on children’s educational outcomes by combining data on the expansion of ART availability with two national household surveys that include HIV testing. Through a triple difference specification, we find that the availability of ART increased the likelihood that children in households with HIV positive household heads started school on time and were the appropriate grade-for-age. Two mechanisms were likely decreased incidental infections in the household and related care giving duties.

Published: Adrienne M. Lucas & Margaret Chidothe & Nicholas L. Wilson, 2019. "Effects of Adult Health Interventions at Scale on Children’s Schooling: Evidence from Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia," Economics of Education Review, . citation courtesy of

 
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