12 October 2022

DEMS Economics Seminar: Pietro Biroli (Dipartimento di Economa, Università di Bologna)

Wednesday, Oct 12th, at 12pm, Room 05, Building U4

DETERMINANTS OF SOCIO-EMOTIONAL HEALTH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: EVIDENCE FROM AN RCT TREATING MATERNAL DEPRESSION
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The DEMS Economics Seminar series is proud to host  

Pietro Biroli

 (Dipartimento di Economa, Università di Bologna)

 

Abstract: Using longitudinal data from a cluster-randomized intervention in which rural Pakistani mothers suffering perinatal depression received cognitive behavioural therapy, we find that treatment improves the socio-emotional health of children from birth up to age three. Estimates of a structural model of skills formation based on dynamic latent factors indicate that the mechanism driving this result is an increase in the self-productivity of children’s health. 
(with V. Baranov, S. Bhalotra,  J. Maselko, D. Sevim, M. Wiswall)
  
The seminar will be in person: Room 5 of Building U4