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dc.contributor.authorJayaraman, Rajshrien_US
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.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.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
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