CES PhD Seminar
Friday May 20th 2022 (5pm to 6pm)
MSE Room 116
Access to Water and Labour Force Participation: Evidence from the DRC
Abstract: I estimate the local impact of infrastructure provision on labour force participation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Proximity to a source of fresh water can have profound repercussions on health and time-allocation within the household. Time spent collecting water is a significant constraint in developing economies, the burden of which is disproportionately shouldered by women and children. This paper sheds light on participation decisions in the presence - or absence - of this barrier. Identifying the effects of infrastructure placement must overcome a number of barriers to causal identification - the most prominent being endogeneity of access to water. The empirical strategy relies on spatial variation in the location of wells and the time variation in their date of construction. The aforementioned data are coupled with georeferenced Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) clusters which provide information on labour force participation and occupation. I test the claim that improved infrastructure provision - in the shape of water supply - may lead to increased engagement in market-based activities.
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