Publication: Early-Life Access to a Basic Health Care Program and Adult Outcomes in Indonesia
Ahsan, Md Nazmul
Access to primary care during early life can have substantial benefits in developing countries. This study evaluates the long-run impact of the Village Midwife Program in Indonesia. It utilizes the roll-out-variation of the program and link individual background and community characteristics in early childhood to adult outcomes in the Indonesian Family Life Survey. It finds that the presence of a midwife in a community in utero leads to an improvement in overall health, cognition, and economic outcomes among men, but not for women. Greater receipt of antenatal care and skilled birth-attendance could, in part, drive these results.
“Ahsan, Md Nazmul; Banerjee, Rakesh; Maharaj, Riddhi. 2020. Early-Life Access to a Basic Health Care Program and Adult Outcomes in Indonesia; Early-Life Access to a Basic Health Care Program and Adult Outcomes in Indonesia. Policy Research Working Paper;No. 9243. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/e018f430-dbfa-5adb-bf30-dad0b95337e7 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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