School meals and educational outcomes in rural Ethiopia

Poppe, Robert and Frölich, Markus and Haile, Getinet (2017) School meals and educational outcomes in rural Ethiopia. Journal of Development Studies . ISSN 1743-9140

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Abstract

We investigate the relationship between providing school meals programme and educational outcomes in Ethiopia. Using data from school catchment areas across rural Ethiopia, the paper examines the role played by programme modalities and their implementation. The results indicate that supplementing on-site school meals with take-home rations can be beneficial for concentration, reading, writing and arithmetic skills. The timing of the distribution of school meals is also found to play an important role.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Development Studies on 12 May 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220388.2017.1311405
Keywords: School meals, Learning achievement, Cognitive development, Ethiopia
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Identification Number: 10.1080/00220388.2017.1311405
Depositing User: Howis, Jennifer
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 08:37
Last Modified: 25 May 2017 16:22
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/42315

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