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Does 'improved' sanitation make children healthier?: Household pit latrines and child health in rural Ethiopia

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Young Lives Working Paper 42
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In response to pressure to reach the Millennium Development Goal of improved sanitation access, the Ethiopian government has developed an ambitious plan to achieve 100 per cent access to pit latrines by 2012. The plans to achieve this target rely upon the assumption that universal access to pit latrines will lead to improved health outcomes. Using the Young Lives pro-poor longitudinal data of Ethiopian children, this research uses propensity score matching to test this assumption. Children wh...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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Funding agency for:
Lita Cameron
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Series:
Young Lives Working Papers
Publication date:
2009-01-01
URN:
uuid:dc8b971d-e884-43c9-bb19-cac8ece50786
Local pid:
ora:3393
ISBN:
9781904427452

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