Autor: Zapiola Juan Segundo
JEL: I2, Q2
In this study, we investigate the effect drought has on school attendance in Tanzania. To do so, we exploit exogenous rainfall variability to explore its effect on the proportion of school attendance after they experienced a drought shock. We resulted in a positive and significant coefficient, indicating that those with a severe-extreme drought shock are likelier to increase school attendance. Notably, this finding holds across different model specifications, demonstrating the robustness and consistency of our results.