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Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Environment

  • 2011-2013
  • Project
Majid, Muhammad Farhan, University of California, Riverside

Study: “Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Environment”
PI: Majid, Muhammad Farhan
Affiliation: University of California, Riverside
Funding Partner: IIE
Project Dates:
Start: 2011
End: 2013
Data Source(s): Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) Wave 3
Method(s): OLS Regression, Family Fixed Effects
Geographic Location: Indonesia

Description:
This research looks at the long-term effects of maternal fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Using data from the Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) Wave 3, the research finds that those potentially exposed work fewer hours and are more likely to be self-employed, with disproportionate effects on females and rural borns. Though those exposed have worse adult general health, adult health does not seem to be an important channel through which exposure affects labor supply outcomes.

Research Outputs:
Majid, Muhammad Farfan. (2012). The Persistent Effects of in Utero Nutrition Shocks over the Life Cycle: Evidence from Fasting During Ramadan in Indonesia (Job market paper). University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA. DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2015.06.006

Majid, Muhammad Farfan. (2015). The Persistent Effects of in Utero Nutrition Shocks over the Life Cycle: Evidence from Ramadan fasting. Journal of Development Economics, 117: 48-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2015.06.006

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