Monday, December 14, 2015

Dec 15 noon: MPP alum Krafft on "Community Development & Poverty Reduction Program Early Childhood Development in Morocco."

HCRC Brown Bag - Caroline Krafft

Tuesday, December 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Freeman Commons (HHH 205)

Caroline Krafft is an assistant professor of economics at St. Catherine University. She will present, "Impact of a Community Development and Poverty Reduction Program on Early Childhood Development in Morocco." In Morocco, where issues of inequality and poverty are high on the national agenda, a community development program, the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH), targeted high-poverty areas for additional investments. This study examines whether, in addition to reducing poverty, such programs can also promote human development, specifically early childhood development (ECD). Using panel data on communities just above and below the cutoff for INDH inclusion in rural areas, we apply regression discontinuity and fixed effect models to identify the impact of the program on economic outcomes and ECD.
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