Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/173933
Authors: 
Augsburg, Britta
Rodriguez-Lesmes, Paul
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers W15/32
Abstract: 
Our study contributes to the understanding of key drivers of stunted growth, a factor widely recognized as major impediment to human capital development. Specifically, we examine the effects of sanitation coverage and usage on child height for age in a semi-urban setting in Northern India. We use instrumental variables to control for endogeneity of sanitation usage coverage. We find that sanitation coverage plays a significant and positive role in height growth during the first years of life.
Subjects: 
child health
sanitation coverage
open defecation
India
JEL: 
I12
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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