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Two new working papers: Child height, women's status, and sanitation

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We've just added two new working papers to rice's research tab.

The first, by Diane Coffey, Reetika Khera, and Dean Spears, "Women's status and children's height in India: Evidence from joint rural households" examines joint rural households in India to document an effect of women's low social status on child height.

The second, by Jeffrey Hammer and Dean Spears, "Village sanitation externalities and children's human capital: Evidence from a randomized experiment by the Maharashtra government," reports on an experimental sanitation promotion program in rural India, and the effects on child stunting.

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