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This post provides new evidence on the long and medim term impact of extreme weather on education.We use household panel data with information on households,preslock location,combined with historic districts-level livestock census data and climate data.Individuals who experience the shock while of schooling age and living in severaly affected districts are significantly less likely to complete mandatory education,both in the long and medium terms.Extreme winters affect education through school closure during extreme climate conditions,to which all children are exposed.Moreover,there is no evidence for a differential impact of extreme weather events by gender.This suggest that the effects are not mainly channeled through increased child labor in herding but rather they are related to reductions in household income.Unfortunately,no data is available on school closures.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg involved_watermelon | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    21 May 2020

    Climate's Effect on Education
    Climatic conditions can impact schooling outcomes in several different ways. In the most direct sense, extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may destroy or damage school buildings, or schools may be used to shelter people who have been displaced from their homes.

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  • global-conversation.png loving_writer | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    22 May 2020

    Many students are know at home and many of them are not accesing good internet connections with covid 19 pandemic it has really affected many students who are going to school

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  • rachelwilliams.JPG EXPERT: Rachel Williams, Lawyer @ Clifford Chance
    25 May 2020

    This is an interesting perspective @accomplished_chocolate. You say that there are long and medium term impacts of extreme weather on education. How important is it that schools prepare for extreme weather? Can you give an example of steps schools could take if they were to be affected by extreme weather?

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