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Randall Kuhn, University of Denver

January 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

“Thirty-Five Years Later: Long-Term Impacts of the Matlab Maternal and Child Health Program on Migration and Labor Market Outcomes”

Abstract: Despite global proliferation of reproductive health and family planning programs, little is known about their long‐term effects. This talk introduces a project that provides causal evidence on the impact of the Matlab Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Program (MCH‐FP) in Bangladesh, over thirty‐five years after it began. The Matlab Health and Socioeconomic Survey 2 (MHSS2) collected surveys and objective tests from a sample of 36,000 participants, including beneficiaries and their descendants, with followup of ~90% of migrants living outside the study area or abroad. I introduce the larger study in the context of evaluating MCH/FP program impacts on migration and labor market success. To the extent that family planning reduced competition for resources, the program may discourage migration among treated populations. However, to the extent that child health services increased human capital, treated individuals may be better positioned to migrate successfully. The results illustrate the importance of intensive migrant followup for reducing attrition bias.

If you are interested in meeting with or joining the speaker for lunch, please send email to Seminars@ccpr.ucla.edu

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Prof. Judith Seltzer

10:00 am – 10:20 am: Prof. Manisha Shah

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Prof. Siwei Cheng

11:30 am  – 12:00 pm: Prof. Patrick Heuveline

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Seminar

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Proseminar Lunch:  Karra Greenberg, Sung S. Park, Chad Stecher

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Prof. Megan Sweeney

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Prof. Till von Wachter

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Date:
January 20, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
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Venue

CCPR Seminar Room
4240 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

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CCPR Seminars
Email:
seminars@ccpr.ucla.edu

Details

Date:
January 20, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
Event Category:
View Event Website

Venue

CCPR Seminar Room
4240 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Organizer

CCPR Seminars
Email:
seminars@ccpr.ucla.edu
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