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Malaria and primary education in Mali: A longitudinal study in the village of Donéguébougou

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  • Josselin Thuilliez

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, EHESP - École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique [EHESP])

  • Mahamadou S Sissoko

    (MRTC - Malaria Research and Training Center - Faculté de Médecine de Bamako)

  • Ousmane B Toure

    (MRTC - Malaria Research and Training Center - Faculté de Médecine de Bamako)

  • Paul Kamate

    (MRTC - Malaria Research and Training Center - Faculté de Médecine de Bamako)

  • Jean-Claude Berthélemy

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Ogobara K Doumbo

    (MRTC - Malaria Research and Training Center - Faculté de Médecine de Bamako)

Abstract

This article assesses the role of malaria and certain social determinants on primary education, especially on educational achievement in Donéguébougou, a small village in a malaria-endemic area near Bamako, Mali. Field data was collected by the authors between November 2007 and June 2008 on 227 schoolchildren living in Donéguébougou. Various malaria indicators and econometric models were used to explain the variation in cognitive abilities, teachers' evaluation scores, school progression and absences. Malaria is the primary cause of school absences. Fixed-effects estimates showed that asymptomatic malaria and the presence of falciparum malaria parasites had a direct correlation with educational achievement and cognitive performance. The evidence suggests that the correlation is causal.

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  • Josselin Thuilliez & Mahamadou S Sissoko & Ousmane B Toure & Paul Kamate & Jean-Claude Berthélemy & Ogobara K Doumbo, 2010. "Malaria and primary education in Mali: A longitudinal study in the village of Donéguébougou," Post-Print halshs-00506555, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00506555
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.02.027
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