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Earth Institute Research Projects

Climate Change, Disease and Human Capital Outcomes

Lead PI: Dr Belinda Archibong

Unit Affiliation: Barnard College, Economics

January 2017 - September 2020
Active
; Benin ; Burkina Faso ; Cameroon ; Democratic Republic of the Congo ; Ethiopia ; Ghana ; Kenya ; Mali ; Niger ; Nigeria ; Senegal ; Togo ; Uganda
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This project examines the impacts of climate induced disease, in particular meningitis epidemics in the African meningitis belt, on human capital outcomes and social inequality.

OUTCOMES: We examine human capital outcomes including education, health and gender inequality

RESEARCH TEAM:

Dr Francis Annan

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Georgia State University

PUBLICATIONS:

Archibong, B., & Annan, F., (2017). "Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Niger's 1986 Meningitis Epidemic." American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 107(5): 530-35;

Archibong, B., & Annan, F. (2020). Climate Change, Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment. In Women and Sustainable Human Development (pp. 15-35). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

KEYWORDS

education harmattan gender gap meningitis epidemics inequality health climate change human capital

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate