Health and Cognitive Outcomes of Early-Life Public Health Intervention: Evidence From Indonesia

Last updated December 2010
Author:
Ava Cas

Abstract:
This research examines the long-term impact of the 1989 village midwife program in Indonesia on children’s health (measured by height) and cognitive outcomes. I combine the quasi-experimental design of the program with 14 years of rich longitudinal data from the Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) to observe children from their first year of life to age 14. My goal is to examine how exposure to the program early in life affects their health and schooling outcomes later in life.

Contact Information:
Ava Cas, adc24@duke.edu, Duke University