WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON: HOUSEHOLD ELECTRIFICATION AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES IN RURAL INDIA
This study uses econometric analysis to examine the relationship between household electrification and educational outcomes in rural India. Using the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) from 2009-2011, this study finds that students whose households are electrified are more likely to complete grade-appropriate tests successfully as compared to their counterparts whose households are not electrified. The findings, which are consistent with prior research on this topic, suggest that additional investment in India's energy sector can yield improved educational outcomes.
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Analyzing the Gender Gap: The Household Determinants of the Gender Bias in Nutritional Outcomes for Children in India Salgaonkar, Nikita (Georgetown University, 2012)This paper examines the inter-household gender bias in nutritional outcomes for children in India. Previous studies look at similar relationships and find there to be a multitude of cultural and social factors that influence ...