Sanitation and Child Health in India


  • IFS Working Papers


  • Our study contributes to the understanding of key drivers of stunted growth, a factor widely recognized as major impediment to human capital development. Specially, we examine the effects of sanitation coverage and usage on child height for age in a semi-urban setting in Northern India. We use instrumental variables to control for endogeneity of sanitation usage coverage. We find that sanitation coverage plays a significant and positive role in height growth during the fi rst years of life.

fecha de publicación

  • 2015-12

Enfoque geográfico

Líneas de investigación

  • Child Health
  • India
  • Open Defecation
  • Sanitation Coverage


  • W15/32