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dc.contributor.authorJayaraman, Rajshrien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T15:00:20Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T15:00:20Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39926-
dc.description.abstractEducation is thought to be central to economic development. Yet, relatively little is known about how developing countries might advance school participation. In November, 2001 the Indian Supreme Court issued a remarkable interim order directing errant Indian states to other children in government primary schools a warm school lunch. This paper uses this exogenous policy change to evaluate the impact of school lunches on early primary school enrolment. It finds that the introduction of a school lunch is associated with a 25 per cent increase in class 1 enrolment. There is, however, no evidence to suggest that school lunches bridge the overall gender or caste gaps in enrolment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Frankfurt a.M. 2009 15en_US
dc.subject.jelI2en_US
dc.subject.jelO22en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool lunchesen_US
dc.subject.keywordquasi-natural experimenten_US
dc.titleThe impact of school lunches on school enrolment: Evidence from an exogenous policy change in Indiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654210292-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec09:15-
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