Micro impacts of macroeconomic adjustment policies on health, nutrition and education
Herrin, Alejandro N.
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This paper describes a framework for analyzing the micro-level impacts of macroeconomic adjustment policies on health, nutrition and education. In developing the framework, we drew upon the existing body of economic theory and the insights obtained from the empirical work of others (see e.g., Behrman 1990 for a comprehensive review of theoretical issues and empirical evidence). Using the framework as an organizing tool, we examined existing data and analyses for their usefulness in assessing micro-level impacts, and to determine what additional work needs to be done to obtain the necessary information for impact assessment. Section 2 describes a framework for analysis while Section 3 presents selected data that illustrate the types of information needed to make an assessment based on the framework. Section 4 outlines areas for further research.