Economics of Education
Autumn Semester 2018/19:
- ECO2045: Intermediate Microeconomics 1
- ECOM027: Research Methods (2017/18)
- ECO3038: Topics in Microeconomics (2017/18)
- ECO2051: Intermediate Microeconomics 2 (2016/17, 2017/18)
The final chapter in this thesis investigates the effect of an early-life climate shock on mother?s breastfeeding behaviour and children?s anthropometric measures. I use the 1998 flood in Bangladesh as a natural experiment to implement the difference-in-difference framework. I find that children affected by the flood were breastfed for longer than those unaffected. In addition, contrary to previous studies, children did not report any difference in height-for-age z-scores, but had lower weight-for-age z-scores. Increased breastfeeding by mothers, along with generous assistance in the form of food and finances from the government, ensured that children did not suffer from the severe negative effect common in such extreme weather events.