由劳动人事学院主办，劳动经济系与中国就业研究所承办的“劳动经济学双周论坛”将于 2016 年 12 月12 日（星期一）下午 13:30 至 15:00 举办第 108 期讲座。现将有关事项通知如下：
Water for Child: The Impact of Tap Water on Cognitive Ability in Rural China
To raise drinking water accessibility and safety in rural China, the Chinese government launched the rural drinking water program in 1980s. As part of the program, many water plants are built up in rural areas to supply tap water to rural residents. This policy intervention provides us a unique opportunity to examine the impact of access to tap water during early life (from one year before birth to five years old) on children's human capital development at later life. By exploiting the variation in the timing of tap water's entry into different communities, we calculate early life years of exposure to tap water at community level for each child. We find that one additional year of exposure to tap water during early life increases standardized cognitive test score by 0.122 standard deviation for girls at ages 10-17. No significant causal effect is detected on boys' cognitive abilities.
讲座时间：2016 年 12 月 12 日（星期一）下午 13:30 至 15:00
讲座地点：求是楼 347 会议室
李莉，新加坡国立大学经济学博士，新加坡国立大学李光耀公共政策学院水政策研究所研究员，研究方向为：劳动经济学、行为经济学、水政策的制定与评估。目前已在Labour Economics 等期刊发表学术论文。