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Impact of Early Life Exposure to Environments with Unimproved Sanitation on Education Outcomes : Evidence from Bangladesh

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Joseph, George
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Hoo, Yi Rong
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Moqueet, Nazia Sultana
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Chellaraj, Gnanaraj
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2019-11-21T20:00:48Z
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2019-11-21T20:00:48Z
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2019-11
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2019-11-22T05:10:49Z
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Despite Bangladesh's notable progress toward the eradication of open defecation, the country still faces severe deficits in the availability of improved sanitation. This paper analyzes the impact of exposure to unimproved sanitation early in childhood on primary school enrollment status, using pseudo-panel data for children ages six to nine years in Bangladesh. The results indicate that unimproved sanitation has a negative and significant impact on primary school enrollment. A child's early exposure to unimproved sanitation decreases the likelihood of being enrolled in primary school by eight to ten percentage points on average compared with a child with access to improved sanitation. The effect is particularly strong -- a difference of 8 to 10 percentage points -- for children ages six to seven. It is also strong in rural areas. The results are statistically robust to errors due to potential omitted variable bias.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/770481574087238775/Impact-of-Early-Life-Exposure-to-Environments-with-Unimproved-Sanitation-on-Education-Outcomes-Evidence-from-Bangladesh
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/32668
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 9059
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
SANITATION
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FECAL CONTAMINATION
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EDUCATION
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SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
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Impact of Early Life Exposure to Environments with Unimproved Sanitation on Education Outcomes
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Evidence from Bangladesh
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Working Paper
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2019-11-18
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/770481574087238775/Impact-of-Early-Life-Exposure-to-Environments-with-Unimproved-Sanitation-on-Education-Outcomes-Evidence-from-Bangladesh
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-9059
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090224b087318398_2_0
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31563704
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WPS9059
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/770481574087238775/pdf/Impact-of-Early-Life-Exposure-to-Environments-with-Unimproved-Sanitation-on-Education-Outcomes-Evidence-from-Bangladesh.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
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Bangladesh
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health and Sanitation
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Water Resources :: Water and Human Health
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Sanitation and Sewerage
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Supply and Sanitation Economics
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Water Global Practice

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