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Assignment 2. Econ 620- Fall 2009 Find an article (or two) that describes the implementation of a schooling or health intervention in a developing country and summarize the impact (intended and unintended, if any) it has had on education or health of the target population. The article chosen should be an article published in JSTOR (in journals listed under Economics) no earlier than 2000, or an NBER working paper or a World Bank Discussion Paper. In your two page summary (11 font, ½ inch margin, single spaced), you must cover the following: Program description, what was the program goal, what was the target population, whether the program goal was achieved, how was the achievement measured and evaluated. Please cite the references used (at the most two) at the end of the article. In this project, I expect you to use your acquired level of economics preparation to write the summary. For those who are seniors and majoring in economics, you may explain the econometric model used to
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Unformatted text preview: carry out the program evaluation, if relevant. You will be graded on the content and analysis. Suggested references to start from but not limited to : Kremer, Michael, “Randomized Evaluations of Educational Programs in Developing Countries: Some Lessons,” American Economic Review, May 2004. [JSTOR] Emmanuel Skoufias, Susan W. Parker, Jere R. Behrman, Carola Pessino, Conditional Cash Transfers and Their Impact on Child Work and Schooling: Evidence from the PROGRESA Program in Mexico, Economía , Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall, 2001), pp. 45-96. [JSTOR] Chaudhuri, Anoshua, (2008). Revisiting the Impact of a Reproductive Health Intervention on Children’s Height-For-Age with Evidence from Rural Bangladesh, Economic Development and Cultural Change , 56 (3), 619-656, University of Chicago Press. [not yet on JSTOR, I’ll have it available on ILearn] DUE as a hardcopy (back-to-back is preferable) IN CLASS ON NOVEMBER 3, 2009....
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