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Maternal depression, women's empowerment, and parental investment: evidence from a large randomized control trial / Victoria Baranov (University of Melbourne), Sonia Bhalotra (ISER, University of Essex and IZA), Pietro Biroli (University of Zurich and IZA), Joanna Maselko (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserBaranov, Victoria ; Bhalotra, Sonia R. ; Biroli, Pietro ; Maselko, Joanna
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, November 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11187
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-144143 
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We evaluate the long-term impact of treating maternal depression on women's financial empowerment and parenting decisions. We leverage experimental variation induced by a cluster-randomized control trial that provided psychotherapy to perinatally depressed mothers in rural Pakistan. It was one of the largest psychotherapy interventions in the world, and the treatment was highly successful at reducing depression. We locate mothers seven years after the end of the intervention to evaluate its long-run effects. We find that the intervention increased women's financial empowerment, increasing their control over household spending. Additionally, the intervention increased both time- and monetaryintensive parental investments, with increases in investments tending to favor girls.

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