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Household Responses to Information on Child Nutrition: Experimental Evidence from Malawi


Emla Fitzsimons


Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

Bansi Malde


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Alice Mesnard


City University London

Marcos Vera-Hernandez


University College London; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

March 2012

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8915

Abstract:     
This paper provides evidence on household responses to the relaxation of one barrier constraining adoption of health practices - lack of information - in a resource constrained setting. It examines the effects of a randomized intervention in Malawi which provides mothers with information on infant nutrition and health. It finds that the intervention results in increases in household food consumption, particularly of protein-rich foods by children. The increased household consumption is funded by increased father’s labor supply, constituting evidence that changes in the perceived child health production function affect adult labor supply. Improved consumption also results in better child health.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 47

Keywords: cluster randomised control trial, health information, infant health

JEL Classification: D10, I15, I18, O12, O15

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Date posted: April 4, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Fitzsimons, Emla and Malde, Bansi and Mesnard, Alice and Vera-Hernandez, Marcos, Household Responses to Information on Child Nutrition: Experimental Evidence from Malawi (March 2012). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8915. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2034133

Contact Information

Emla Fitzsimons (Contact Author)
Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) ( email )
7 Ridgmount Street
London, WC1E 7AE
United Kingdom
Bansi Malde
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Alice Mesnard
City University London ( email )
Northampton Square
London, EC1V OHB
United Kingdom
Marcos Vera-Hernandez
University College London ( email )
Economics Dept.
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
+442076791007 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpamv
Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) ( email )
7 Ridgmount Street
London, WC1E 7AE
United Kingdom
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