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Micro-loans, Insecticide-Treated Bednets and Malaria:Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Orissa (India)

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  • Alessandro Tarozzi
  • Aprajit Mahajan

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  • Brian Blackburn

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  • Dan Kopf

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  • Lakshmi Krishnan

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  • Joanne Yoong

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Abstract

Many severe health risks in developing countries could be substantially reduced with access to appropriate preventive measures. However, the associated costs are often high enough to restrict access among poor households, and free provision through public health campaigns is often not financially feasible. Findings are described from the first large-scale cluster randomized controlled trial in a developing country context that evaluates the uptake of a health-protecting technology, insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs), through micro-consumer loans, as compared to free distribution and control conditions. [BREAD Working Paper No. 297]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/297.pdf].

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Keywords: malaria; developing country; insecticide-treated bednets; ITNs; health technology; micro consumer loans; poor households; public health; Orissa; India; randomized controlled trial;

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  1. Brian Blackburn & Aprajit Mahajan & Alessandro Tarozzi & Joanne Yoong, 2009. "Commitment Mechanisms and Compliance with Health-protecting Behavior: Preliminary Evidence from Irissa (India)," Discussion Papers 08-026, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
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  1. Pascaline Dupas & Jonathan Robinson, 2011. "Why Don't the Poor Save More? Evidence from Health Savings Experiments," NBER Working Papers 17255, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Gunther Bensch & Jörg Peters, 2012. "A Recipe for Success? Randomized Free Distribution of Improved Cooking Stoves in Senegal," Ruhr Economic Papers 0325, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
  3. Gianmarco León & Edward Miguel, 2013. "Transportation Choices and the Value of Statistical Life," NBER Working Papers 19494, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Michael Grimm & Jörg Peters, 2012. "Improved Cooking Stoves that End up in Smoke?," RWI Positionen, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, pages 09, 09.
  5. Grant Miller & A. Mushfiq Mobarak, 2013. "Gender Differences in Preferences, Intra-Household Externalities, and Low Demand for Improved Cookstoves," NBER Working Papers 18964, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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