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Does a food for education program affect school outcomes? The Bangladesh case

Meng, Xin; Ryan, Jim

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The Food for Education (FFE) program was introduced to Bangladesh in 1993. This paper evaluates the effect of this program on school participation and duration of schooling using household survey data collected in 2000. Using propensity score matching combined with difference-in-differences methodologies, we find that the program is successful in that eligible children on average have 15% to 26% higher school participation rates, relative to their counterfactuals who would have been eligible...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61225
Source: Journal of Population Economics
DOI: 10.1007/s00148-009-0240-0

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