Richard Akresh

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John St

Champaign, IL 61820

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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Scholarly Papers (21)

Armed Conflict and Schooling : Evidence from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4606
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Richard Akresh and Damien de Walque
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and World Bank
Downloads 1,215 (12,408)
Citation 22

Abstract:

Population Policies, Youth and Governance, Primary Education, Post Conflict Reconstruction, Education For All

Armed Conflict and Schooling: Evidence from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3516
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Jun 2008
Richard Akresh and Damien de Walque
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and World Bank
Downloads 100 (222,959)
Citation 22

Abstract:

civil war, human capital investment, education, genocide, Africa

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Citation 21

Health and Civil War in Rural Burundi

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2951, MICROCON Research Working Paper No. 5
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 Aug 2007
Tom Bundervoet, Philip Verwimp and Richard Akresh
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - MOSI, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 142 (170,482)
Citation 21

Abstract:

child health, economic shocks, stunting, Africa, civil war

Health and Civil War in Rural Burundi

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4500
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Tom Bundervoet, Philip Verwimp and Richard Akresh
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - MOSI, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 86 (246,547)
Citation 21

Abstract:

Youth and Governance, Rural Poverty Reduction, Population Policies, Post Conflict Reconstruction, Health Monitoring & Evaluation

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Civil War, Crop Failure, and Child Stunting in Rwanda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4208
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Richard Akresh, Philip Verwimp and Tom Bundervoet
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - MOSI
Downloads 155 (126,240)
Citation 11

Abstract:

Youth and Governance, Population Policies, Rural Poverty Reduction, Children and Youth, Adolescent Health

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Adjusting Household Structure: School Enrollment Impacts of Child Fostering in Burkina Faso

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1379; Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 897
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Nov 2004
Richard Akresh
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 139 (155,386)
Citation 5

Abstract:

human capital investment, child fostering, household structure

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Cash Transfers and Child Schooling: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of the Role of Conditionality

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6340
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Downloads 122 (105,378)

Abstract:

Youth and Governance, Primary Education, Street Children, Educational Sciences, Education For All

6.

Risk, Network Quality, and Family Structure: Child Fostering Decisions in Burkina Faso

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1471; Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 902
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Jan 2005
Richard Akresh
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 116 (183,664)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Child fostering, risk-coping, social networks, household structure

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Child Labor, Schooling, and Child Ability

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5965
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Downloads 86 (190,536)

Abstract:

Youth and Governance, Educational Sciences, Street Children, Primary Education, Children and Youth

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Understanding Pareto Inefficient Intrahousehold Allocations

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1858
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Dec 2005
Richard Akresh
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 71 (232,695)
Citation 1

Abstract:

intrahousehold allocation, collective household models, Pareto efficiency, Africa

9.

War and Stature: Growing Up During the Nigerian Civil War

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6194
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Dec 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Sussex and Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Downloads 64 (276,271)
Citation 3

Abstract:

war, height, early life, human capital investments, Nigeria

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Civil War, Crop Failure, and the Health Status of Young Children

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2359
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Oct 2006
Richard Akresh and Philip Verwimp
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Downloads 61 (265,736)
Citation 3

Abstract:

child health, economic shocks, civil war, rainfall shocks, Africa

Child Ability and Household Human Capital Investment Decisions in Burkina Faso

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5370
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Downloads 30 (405,556)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Educational Sciences, Youth and Governance, Primary Education, Gender and Law, Street Children

Child Ability and Household Human Capital Investment Decisions in Burkina Faso

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5326
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Nov 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Downloads 26 (425,218)
Citation 4

Abstract:

child ability, sibling rivalry, education, household decisions, Africa

Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5958
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Downloads 22 (447,596)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6321
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Feb 2012
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Downloads 13 (499,647)
Citation 1

Abstract:

cash transfers, conditionality, gender, child health, Africa

Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso

NBER Working Paper No. w17785
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Jan 2012
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Downloads 8 (527,539)
Citation 1

Abstract:

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The Impact of Violent Conflict on Child Health: What are the Channels?

MICROCON Policy Briefing 6
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Apr 2010
Philip Verwimp, Tom Bundervoet and Richard Akresh
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - MOSI and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 42 (307,312)

Abstract:

Violent conflict, health, Burundi, Rwanda

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Wars and Child Health: Evidence from the Eritrean-Ethiopian Conflict

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5558
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 Mar 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Health Policy & Administration
Downloads 38 (341,870)
Citation 3

Abstract:

child health, conflict, economic shocks, Africa

15.

Using Achievement Tests to Measure Language Assimilation and Language Bias Among Immigrant Children

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3532
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Richard Akresh and Ilana Redstone Akresh
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 35 (351,456)
Citation 2

Abstract:

immigration, language assimilation, New Immigrant Survey, Woodcock Johnson achievement tests

16.

Altruism, Cooperation, and Efficiency: Agricultural Production in Polygynous Households

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6265
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Jan 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ohio State University (OSU) - Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 26 (345,020)
Citation 1

Abstract:

altruism, non-cooperative behavior, household bargaining, polygyny, Africa

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The Analytical Returns to Measuring a Detailed Household Roster

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4759
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Richard Akresh and Eric V. Edmonds
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
Downloads 13 (459,530)

Abstract:

sibling rivalry, Lorenz curves, household composition, schooling

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Residential Rivalry and Constraints on the Availability of Child Labor

NBER Working Paper No. w17165
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jun 2011
Richard Akresh and Eric V. Edmonds
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
Downloads 4 (509,896)
Citation 1

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Medium-Term Health Impacts of Shocks Experienced in Utero and after Birth: Evidence from Detailed Geographic Information on War Exposure

NBER Working Paper No. w20763
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Dec 2014
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Health Policy & Administration
Downloads 2 (534,311)

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Detailed Geographic Information, Conflict Exposure, and Health Impacts

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10330
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Nov 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Health Policy & Administration
Downloads 0 (509,896)

Abstract:

child health, conflict, fetal origins hypothesis, Africa

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Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of the Household Welfare Impacts of Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfers Given to Mothers or Fathers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7730
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Jul 2016
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, World Bank and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Downloads 0 (321,004)

Abstract:

Services & Transfers to Poor, Access of Poor to Social Services, Disability, Economic Assistance, Educational Sciences