Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71585
Authors: 
Banks, James
Emmerson, Carl
Tetlow, Gemma
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) 07/12
Abstract: 
This paper provides evidence on household responses to the relaxation of one barrier constraining adoption of health practices - lack of information - in a resource constrained setting. It examines the effects of a randomized intervention in Malawi which provides mothers with information on infant nutrition and health. It finds that the intervention results in increases in household food consumption, particularly of protein-rich foods by children. The increased household consumption is funded by increased father’s labor supply, constituting evidence that changes in the perceived child health production function affect adult labor supply. Improved consumption also results in better child health.
Subjects: 
Infant Health
Health Information
Cluster Randomized Control Trial
JEL: 
D10
I15
I18
O12
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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