Family Size and Investments in Early Childhood Development in Ecuador

Last updated September 2009

Norbert Schady; Christina Paxson


This study will focus on how family size interacts with the use of the ECD interventions and how it mediates the impact of those interventions on child cognitive outcomes, a question that has not yet been addressed by the ongoing studies but that can be examined. Follow-up visits will be conducted to the same households to collect data on outcomes beyond pre-school ages, and thus to be able to link the ECD interventions also to school-age investments. The longitudinal household survey data, the existence of discrete interventions regarding ECD, and presence of an impact evaluation of those interventions are very attractive features for examining the effect of family size on investments in children.
Contact Information:
Norbert Schady,; Christina Paxson,, The World Bank