Seminar by Mai Thi Tuyet Chinh (April 28)
Let me inform you of the following research seminar.
Date: April 28 (Friday), 2023
Venue: 11th Floor, Bldg.No.2 Meeting Room B & ZOOM (HyFlex)
Speaker: Mai Thi Tuyet Chinh (Tohoku University)
Organizer: Kohei Kamaga
How Does Flood Differently Affect Children?: Impact on Child’s Education, Labor, Food Consumption, and Cognitive Development
This paper contributes an in-depth study of the short- and long-term effects of floods on the cognitive development of school-aged children. Specifically, we exploit individual-level microdata from a longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Vietnam. Our analyses indicate that floods immediately imposed negative impacts on children’s cognitive skills, but these impacts would be mitigated in the long run. Changes in child schooling, time allocation between school and work, and household food consumption (child nutrition) appear to be potential channels behind these impacts. Girls, older children, firstborn children, and children belonging to ethnic minorities are among the more vulnerable groups to the adverse effects of flooding. Our results suggest that policies that alleviate the credit constraints of households and focus on the above groups could mitigate natural disasters’ damage to human capital accumulation.
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