The effect of vaccination on children's physical and cognitive development in the Philippines
AbstractWe use data from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey (CLHNS) in the Philippines to link vaccination in the first 2 years of life with later physical and cognitive development in children. We use propensity score matching to estimate the causal effect of vaccination on child development. We find no effect of vaccination on later height or weight, but full childhood vaccination for measles, polio, Tuberculosis (TB), Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus (DPT) significantly increases cognitive test scores relative to matched children who received no vaccinations. The size of the effect is large, raising test scores, on average, by about half an SD.
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Volume (Year): 44 (2012)
Issue (Month): 21 (July)
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- David E. Bloom & David Canning & Erica Seigner, 2011. "The Effect of Vaccination on Children's Physical and Cognitive Development in the Philippines," PGDA Working Papers 6911, Program on the Global Demography of Aging.
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