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Human Development and Public Services: 2009 Publications

Journal Articles
Books
Chapters in Books
Seminars
Data
Outreach
Working Papers 


Journal Articles

Alderman, Harold, Biram Ndiaye, Sebastian Linnemayr, Abdoulaye Kane, Claudia Rokx, Hadidiatou Dieng, and Menno Sibanda. 2009. “Effectiveness of a Community-based Intervention to Improve Nutrition in Young Children in Senegal: A Difference in Difference Analysis.” Public Health Nutrition 12(5): 667–73.

Alderman, Harold, and Sebastian Linnemayr. 2009. “Anemia In Low Income Countries Is Unlikely To Be Addressed by Economic Development Without Additional Programs.” Food And Nutrition Bulletin 30(3): 265–70.

Alderman, Harold, Hans Hoogeveen, and Mariacristina Rossi. 2009.”Preschool Nutrition and Subsequent Schooling Attainment: Longitudinal Evidence from Tanzania.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 57(2): 239–60.

Barnhardt, Sharon, Dean Karlan, and Stuti Khemani. 2009.”Participation in a School Incentive Programme in India.” Journal of Development Studies 45(3): 369–90.

Chun, Heeran, and Monica Das Gupta. 2009. “Gender Discrimination in Sex Selective Abortions and Its Transition in South Korea.” Women’s Studies International Forum 32(2): 89–97.

D’adda, Giovanna, Markus Goldstein, Joshua Zivin, Mabel Nangami, and Harsha Thirumurthy. 2009. “AERC-Cornell Symposium on ‘Risk, Knowledge and Health in Africa’: ARV Treatment and Time Allocation to Household Tasks: Evidence from Kenya.” African Development Review 21(1): 180–208.

Das Gupta, Monica, Mayra Buvinic, and Ursula Casabonne. 2009. “Gender, Poverty, and Demography: An Overview.” World Bank Economic Review 23(3): 347–69.

Das Gupta, Monica, Woojin Chung, and Li Shuzhuo. 2009. “Evidence for an Incipient Decline in Numbers of Missing Girls in China and India.” Population and Development Review 35(2): 401–16.

Das Gupta, Monica, and Lawrence Gostin. 2009. “Building Global Public Goods in Health: The Roles of Donors and International Agencies.” Lancet 373(9672): 1395–97.

Das, Jishnu, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman, and David McKenzie. 2009. “Mental Health Patterns and Consequences: Results from Survey Data in Five Countries.” World Bank Economic Review 23(1): 31–55.

de Walque, Damien. 2009. “Does Education Affect HIV Status? Evidence from five African Countries.” World Bank Economic Review 23(2): 209–33.

de Walque, Damien. 2009. "Parental Education and Children’s Schooling Outcomes: Evidence from Recomposed Families in Rwanda.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 57(4): 723–46.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., and Norbert Schady. 2009. “Aggregate Economic Shocks, Child Schooling and Child Health.” World Bank Research Observer 24(2): 147–81.

Heckelman, Jac, and Stephen Knack. 2009. “Aid, Economic Freedom and Growth.” Contemporary Economic Policy 27(1): 46–53.

Keefer, Philip, and Stuti Khemani. 2009. “When do Legislators Pass on Pork? The Role of Political Parties in Determining Legislator Effort.” American Political Science Review 103(1): 99–112.

King, Elizabeth M., and Jere Behrman. 2009. “Symposium on Evaluation: Timing and Duration of Exposure in Evaluations of Social Programs.” World Bank Research Observer 24(1): 55–82.

Knack, Stephen. 2009. “Sovereign Rents and Quality of Tax Policy and Administration.” Journal of Comparative Economics 37(3): 359–71.

van de Walle, Dominique. 2009. “Impact Evaluation of Rural Road Projects.” Journal of Development Effectiveness 1(1): 15–36.

Wagstaff, Adam, Winnie Yip, Magnus Lindelow, and William Hsiao. 2009. “China’s Health System and Its Reform: A Review of Recent Studies.” Health Economics 18(2): 7–23.

Wagstaff, Adam. 2009. “Reranking and Pro-Poor Growth: Decompositions for China and Vietnam.” Journal of Development Studies 45(9): 1403–25.

Wagstaff, Adam. 2009. “Correcting the Concentration Index: A Comment.” Journal of Health Economics 28(2): 516–20.

Wagstaff, Adam, Magnus Lindelow, G. Jun, X. Ling, and Q. Juncheng. 2009. “Extending Health Insurance to the Rural Population : An Impact Evaluation of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme.” Journal of Health Economics 28(1): 1–19.

Wagstaff, Adam, and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra. 2009. “Europe and Central Asia’s Great Post-communist Social Health Insurance Experiment: Impacts on Health Sector Outcomes.” Journal of Health Economics 28(2): 322–40.

Wane, Waly, and Bernard Gauthier. 2009. “Leakage of Public Resources in the Health Sector: An Empirical Investigation of Chad.” Journal of African Economics 18(1): 52–83.

Yip, Winnie, Adam Wagstaff, and William Hsiao. 2009. “Economic aAnalysis of China’s Health Care System: Turning a New Page.” Health Economics 18(2): 3–6.

Zivin, Joshua, Harsha Thirumurthy, and Markus Goldstein. 2009. “AIDS Treatment and Intrahousehold Resource Allocation: Children’s Nutrition and Schooling in Kenya.” Journal of Public Economics 93(7): 1008–15. 


 

Books

Fiszbein, Ariel, and Norbert Schady, with Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Margaret Grosh, Nial Kelleher, Pedro Olinto, and Emmanuel Skoufias. 2009. Conditional Cash Transfers for Attacking Present and Future Poverty. A Policy Research Report. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Lieberman, Samuel S., and Adam Wagstaff. 2009. Health Financing and Delivery in Vietnam: Looking Forward. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Wagstaff, Adam, Magnus Lindelow, Sharon Wang, and Shuo Zhang. 2009. Reforming China’s Rural Health System. Washington, DC: World Bank.


 

Chapters in Books

Alderman, Harold, and John Hoddinott. 2009.”Growth-Promoting Social Safety Net.” In The Poorest and the Hungry: Assessments, Analyses, and Actions: An IFPRI 2020 Book, ed. Joachim von Braun, Ruth Vargas Hill, and Rajul Pandya-Lorch. Washington, DC: IFPRI.

Beegle, Kathleen, and Damien de Walque. 2009. “Demographic and Socioeconomic Patterns of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Africa.”  In The Changing HIV/AIDS Landscape, ed. Elizabeth L. Lule, Richard M. Seifman, and Antonio C. David. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Horton, Sue, Harold Alderman, and Juan Dommarco. 2009. “Hunger and Malnutrition.” In Global Crises, Global Solutions: Costs and Benefits, ed. Bjorn Lomborg. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wagstaff, Adam, and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra. 2009. “Social Health Insurance and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.” In Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, V.19: Health Care Financing in Low and Middle Income Countries, ed. D. Chernichovsky, and K. Hanson. London: Bingley.


 

Seminars

Social Science and Policy Seminars (internal only)
Organizers: Varun Gauri and Vijayendra Rao
Email: research@worldbank.org

Data

The Geography of Academic Research
This database covers over 76,000 empirical economic papers published between 1985 and 2004 in the top 202 economics journals, and was used to study a number of relationships between gross domestic product (GDP) and research output, countries covered in these articles, and publication rates.
Authors: Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, and Karen Shaines
Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset

Mali - Public Expenditure Tracking Study/Qualitative Service Delivery Survey
The survey collected data on 3 regions, 15 districts and 525 primary schools. At the school level, 1,255 teachers were interviewed. The data collection started in mid-May 2005 and ended in mid-July 2005. The survey used a series of instruments for collecting data at all these different levels.
Author: Waly Wane
Email: wwane@worldbank.org
Dataset

Chad - Public Expenditure Tracking Study/Qualitative Service Delivery Survey
The survey covered more half (15) of the country’s provinces visited. The survey thus covered 281 primary health care facilities, 21 district hospitals, 2 general hospitals, 1,594 health workers, and 2,073 patients. The administrative units at the province and district levels were surveyed, along with the Central Pharmaceutical Agency. Data collection started in early May 2004 and ended around mid-July 2004. The survey used a series of instruments for collecting data at all these different levels.
Author: Waly Wane
Email: wwane@worldbank.org
Dataset


 

Outreach

Das, Jishnu, Tahir Andrabi, Christine Fair, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. 2009. “The Madrasa Myth.” Foreign Policy, June.

Fiszbein, Ariel, and Norbert Schady. 2009. “Conditional Cash Transfers: Paying People to Invest in Children.” Featured Research Article, Development Research Group, World Bank.

Fiszbein, Ariel, and Norbert Schady, with Francisco Ferreira, Margaret Grosh, Niall Keleher, Pedro Olinto, and Emmanuel Skoufias. 2009. “What Is the Evidence on Conditional Cash Transfers?” World Bank Research Digest 3(3, Spring): 2.

Filmer, Deon, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady. 2009. The Preference for Sons Does Not Always Decrease with Development.” Research Brief, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Khemani, Stuti, and Waly Wane. 2009. “Political Incentives Driving Fiscal Policy.” Research Brief,  Development Research Group, Washington, DC, February.

Knack, Stephen. 2009. “Sovereign Rents and the Quality of Tax Policy and Administration.” World Bank Research Digest 3(4, Summer): 5.

Knack, Stephen. 2009. “Aid and Trust in Country Systems: Obstacles to Achieving Paris Declaration Targets.”  Research Brief, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Paxton, Pamela, and Stephen Knack. 2009. “Public Opinion Influences the Level and Effectiveness of Foreign Aid.” Research Brief, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Rogers, F. Halsey, and Emiliana Vegas. 2009. “No More Cutting Class?” World Bank Research Digest 3(3, Spring): 4.

Rogers, F. Halsey. 2009. "Turning Research Into Practice: Measuring Absence of Teachers and Medical Providers." Research Brief, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, December.

Wagstaff, Adam.2009. "Turning Research Into Practice: Health Reform in China." Research Brief, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, September.


 

 

Working Papers

Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. 2009. “What Did You Do All Day? Maternal Education and Child Outcomes.” Policy Research Working Paper 5143, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Tristan Zajonc. 2009. “Do Value-Added Estimates Add Value? Accounting for Learning Dynamics.” Policy Research Working Paper 5066, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beegle, Kathleen, and Damien de Walque. 2009. “Demographic and Socioeconomic Patterns of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Africa.” Policy Research Working Paper 5076, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Beegle, Kathleen, Deon Filmer, Andrew Stokes, and Lucia Tiererova. 2009. “Orphanhood and the Living Arrangements of Children in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Policy Research Working Paper 4889, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dang, Hai-Anh, Stephen Knack, and F. Halsey Rogers. 2009. “International Aid and Financial Crises in Donor Countries.” Policy Research Working Paper 5162, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das Gupta, Monica, Rajendra Shukla, T.V. Somanathan, and K.K. Datta. 2009. “How Might India’s {ublic Health Systems be Strengthened?” Policy Research Working Paper 5140, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das Gupta, Monica. 2009. “Family Systems, Political Systems, and Asia’s ‘Missing Girls’: The Construction of Son Preference and Its Unraveling.” Policy Research Working Paper 5148, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das Gupta, Monica, and Lawrence Gostin. 2009. “How Can Donors Help Build Global Public Goods in Health?” Policy Research Working Paper 4907, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das Gupta, Monica, Woojin Chung, and Li Shuzhuo. 2009. “Is There an Incipient Turnaround in Asia’s ‘Missing Girls’ Phenomenon?” Policy Research Working Paper 4846, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das Gupta, Monica, B.R. Desikachari, T.V. Somanathan, and P. Padmanaban. 2009. “How to Improve Public Health Systems: Lessons from Tamil Nadu.” Policy Research Working Paper 5073, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das, Jishnu, Quy-Toan Do, Karen Shaines, and Sowmya Srinivasan. 2009. “U.S. and Them: The Geography of Academic Research.” Policy Research Working Paper 5152, World Bank, Washington, DC.

de Walque, Damien, and Rachel Kline. 2009. “The Association between Remarriage and HIV Infection: Evidence from National HIV Surveys in Africa.” Policy Research Working Paper 5118, World Bank, Washington, DC.

de Walque, Damien, and Rachel Kline. 2009. “Comparing Condom Use with Different Types of Partners: Evidence from National HIV Surveys in Africa.” Policy Research Working Paper 5130, World Bank, Washington, DC.

de Walque, Damien, and Philip Verwimp. 2009. “The Demographic and Socio-Economic Distribution of Excess Mortality during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.” Policy Research Working Paper 4850, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ferreira, Francisco, Deon Filmer, and Norbert Schady. 2009. “Own and Sibling Effects of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Theory and Evidence from Cambodia.” Policy Research Working Paper 5001, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Filmer, Deon, and Norbert Schady. 2009. “School Enrollment, Selection and Test Scores.” Policy Research Working Paper 4998, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Filmer, Deon, and Norbert Schady. 2009. “Are There Diminishing Returns to Transfer Size in Conditional Cash Transfers?” Policy Research Working Paper 4999, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Fiszbein, Ariel, Dena Ringold, and F. Halsey Rogers. 2009. “Making Services Work: Indicators, Assessments, and Benchmarking of the Quality and Governance of Public Service Delivery in the Human Development Sectors.” HDN Office of the Chief Economist Working Papers. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Friedman, Jed, and Norbert Schady. 2009. “How Many More Infants Are Likely to Die in Africa as a Result of the Global Financial Crisis?” Policy Research Working Paper 5023, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gauri, Varun. 2009. “Public Interest Litigation in India: Overreaching or Underachieving?” Policy Research Working Paper 5109, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gauri, Varun. 2009. “How Do Local-level Legal Institutions Promote Development?” Policy Research Working Paper 5108, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gauri, Varun. 2009. “Do International Treaties Promote Development? The Convention on the Rights of the Child and Basic Immunization.” Policy Research Working Paper 4964, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Kazianga, Harounan, Damien de Walque, and Harold Alderman. 2009. “Educational and Health Impacts of Two School Feeding Schemes: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Rural Burkina Faso.” Policy Research Working Paper 4976, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Knack, Stephen, and Nicholas Eubank. 2009. “Aid and Trust in Country Systems.” Policy Research Working Paper 5005, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Moreno-Serra, Rodrigo, and Adam Wagstaff. 2009. “System-Wide Impacts of Hospital Payment Reforms: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.” Policy Research Working Paper 4987, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Mu, Ren, and Dominique van de Walle. 2009. “Left Behind to Farm? Women’s Labor Re-allocation in Rural China.” Policy Research Working Paper 5107, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Rogers, F. Halsey, Stephen Knack, and Hai-Anh Dang. 2009. “International Aid and Financial Crises in Donor Countries.” Policy Research Working Paper 5162, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Rogers, F. Halsey, and Emiliana Vegas. 2009. “No More Cutting Class? Reducing Teacher Absenteeism and Providing Incentives for Performance.” Policy Research Working Paper 4847, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wagstaff, Adam. 2009. “Social Health Insurance vs Tax-Financed Health Systems: Evidence from the OECD.” Policy Research Working Paper 4821, World Bank, Washington, DC.


 

 




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