Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110173
Authors: 
Attanasio, Orazio
Cattan, Sarah
Fitzsimons, Emla
Meghir, Costas
Rubio-Codina, Marta
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8856
Abstract: 
We examine the channels through which a randomized early childhood intervention in Colombia led to significant gains in cognitive and socio-emotional skills among a sample of disadvantaged children. We estimate production functions for cognitive and socio-emotional skills as a function of maternal skills and child's past skills, as well as material and time investments that are treated as endogenous. The effects of the program can be fully explained by increases in parental investments, which have strong effects on outcomes and are complementary to both maternal skills and child's past skills.
Subjects: 
early childhood development
human capital
poverty alleviation
nonlinear factor models
JEL: 
J13
J24
I24
I25
I32
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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