“Trends and Socioeconomic Gradients in Adult Mortality around the Developing World” with D. de Walque. Population and Development Review. 2013. 39(1):1-29.
“The Socioeconomic Distribution of Adult Mortality during Conflicts in Africa” with D. de Walque. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 2012. 18(3):1-9.
“Assessing Asset Indices” with Kinnon Scott. Demography. 2011. 49(1):359-392.
“Does More Cash in Conditional Cash Transfer Programs Always Lead to Larger Impacts on School Attendance?, with N. Schady. Journal of Development Economics, 96(1): 150-157. 2011
- “Orphanhood and the Living Arrangements of Children in Sub-Saharan Africa” with K. Beegle, A. Stokes and L. Tiererova. World Development, 38(12): 1727-1746. 2010.
- “Development, Modernization, and Childbearing: The Role of Family Sex Composition”, with J. Friedman and N. Schady. World Bank Economic Review, 23(3):371-398. 2009.
"Getting Girls into School: Evidence from a Scholarship Program in Cambodia.," with N. Schady, Economic Development and Cultural Change. 56(3):581-617., 2008.
"Disability, poverty and schooling in developing countries: Results from 14 household surveys." World Bank Economic Review. 22(1):141-163. 2008.
"Autonomy, Participation and Learning: Findings from Argentine Schools, and Implications for Decentralization Education Economics. " with G. Eskeland, Education Economics 15(1): 103-127. 2007.
"If You Build It, Will They Come? School Availability and School Enrolment in 21 Poor Countries," Journal of Development Studies 43(5): 901-928. 2007.
“Gender and wealth disparities in schooling: Evidence from 44 countries,” International Journal of Educational Research 43(6): 351-369. 2006.
(Based on World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2268. 2000.)
"Inequalities in Children's Schooling: AIDS, Orphanhood, Poverty, and Gender," with M. Ainsworth, World Development 34(6): 1099-1128. 2006.
"Testing for pay and promotion bias in an international organization," with E. King, D. Van De Walle, International Journal of Manpower 26: 404-420. 2005.
"Fever and its Treatment among the More and Less Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa," Health Policy and Planning 20(6, November): 337-46. 2005.
"Environmental Degradation and the Demand for Children: Searching for the Vicious Circle," with L. Pritchett, Environment and Development Economics 7(February): 123-146. 2002.
"Estimating Wealth Effects without Expenditure Data-or Tears: An Application to Educational Enrollments in States of India," with L. Pritchett, Demography 38(1): 115-132. 2001.
"Does Indonesia Have a 'Low Pay' Civil Service?" with D. Lindauer, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 37(2): 189-205. 2000.
"The Effect of Household Wealth on Educational Attainment: Evidence from 35 Countries," with L. Pritchett, Population and Development Review 25(1): 85-120. 1999.
"The Impact of Public Spending on Health: Does Money Matter?" with L. Pritchett, Social Science and Medicine 49(10): 1309-23. 1999.
"What Education Production Functions Really Show: A Positive Theory of Education Expenditures," with L. Pritchett, Economics of Education Review 18(2): 223-39. 1999.
World Development Report 2004: Making Service Work for Poor People, w
ith R. Reinikka, S. Devarajan, J. Ahmad, S. Commins, J. Hammer, L. Pritchett, S. Shah, and A. Soucat, Washington, D.C.: World Bank. 2003.
Chapters in Books
“Inequalities in Education: Effects of Gender, Poverty, Orphanhood, and Disability.” in Girls’ Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment, and Economic Growth. M. Tembon and L. Fort (eds.), Washington DC: The World Bank. 2008.
"Some Lessons from School Surveys in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea" in Are you being served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, S. Amin, J. Das and M. Goldstein (eds.), Washington: The World Bank. 2007
"The Socio-Economic Correlates of Sexual Behavior: A Summary of Results from an Analysis of DHS Data" in Confronting AIDS: Evidence from the Developing World, M. Ainsworth, L. Fransen, and M. Over (eds.), Brussels: The European Commission and Washington: The World Bank. 1998.
"Primary health care in poor countries: rethinking health policy," with J. Hammer and L. Pritchett, inLe financement de la santé dans les pays d’Afrique et d’Asie à faible revenu, M. Audibert, J. Mathonnat and É. de Roodenbeke (eds.), Paris: Éditions Karthala, pp. 375-96. 2003.
"Inequalities in Education: International Experience," in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Human Development Theme. Paris and Oxford: UNESCO-EOLSS. 2002
World Bank Research Data Sets
"Making Services Work for the Poor in Indonesia: Focusing on Achieving Results on the Ground" with M. Pradhan, V. Paqueo, E. King, S. Guggenheim and A. Klausen, The World Bank. 2006.
“Indonesia: Evaluating the Performance of SGP and SIGP: A Review of the Existing Literature and Beyond,” with C. Ridao-Cano, Human Development Sector Unit, East Asia and Pacific Region Working Paper No. 2004-3, World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2004.
Updated Versions of Working Papers