Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161124
Authors: 
de Hoop, Jacobus
Premand, Patrick
Rosati, Furio C.
Vakis, Renos
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10501
Abstract: 
Programs that increase the economic capacity of poor women can have cascading effects on children's participation in school and work that are theoretically undetermined. We present a simple model to describe the possible channels through which these programs may affect children's activities. Based on a cluster-randomized trial, we examine how a program providing capital and training to women in poor rural communities in Nicaragua affected children. Children in beneficiary households are more likely to attend school one year after the end of the intervention. An increase in women's influence on household decisions appears to contribute to the program's beneficial effect on school attendance.
Subjects: 
women's economic capacity
female empowerment
Nicaragua
child labor
human capital accumulation
field experiment
JEL: 
D13
H43
I25
J22
J24
O15
O22
Q12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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