gcdg_ecu {childdevdata}R Documentation

Ecuador, 0-3 years: gcdg_ecu


A dataset with developmental scores at the item level for 667 unique children. Cross-sectional.




A data.frame with 667 rows and 29 variables:

Name Type Label
ctrcd chr Country code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3)
cohort chr Cohort name
cohortn chr Cohort number
subjid int Child number
agedays int Age (days)
sex chr Either "male" or "female"
gagebrth int Gestational age (days)
barxxx001 0/1 Smiles in response to an adult or his/her voice
barxxx002 0/1 Makes sounds spontaneously or in response to a stimulus
barxxx003 0/1 Has head control while being pulled to stand upright
barxxx004 0/1 Holds a toy with one or both hands when it is presented
barxxx005 0/1 Rolls from back to stomach
barxxx006 0/1 Sits without support for some time
barxxx007 0/1 Starting to crawl
barxxx008 0/1 Grasps with fingertip to to take small objects
barxxx009 0/1 Stands up when being pulled
barxxx010 0/1 Walks with support, holding on to a railing, furniture or ad
barxxx011 0/1 Stands for "some moments"
barxxx012 0/1 Walks alone with "some steps"
barxxx013 0/1 Drinks well from a cup or glass
barxxx014 0/1 Says more than 5 words
barxxx015 0/1 Jumps in place
barxxx016 0/1 Washes and dries hands
barxxx017 0/1 Says his full name
barxxx018 0/1 Copies a circle
barxxx019 0/1 Balances on one foot for more than 5 seconds
barxxx020 0/1 Bowel and bladder control
barxxx021 0/1 Copies a square well
barxxx022 0/1 Recognizes 4 colors


The combination of subjid and agedays identifies each unique visit (row).

Instruments: Barrera Moncada (bar).


Paxson C, Schady N. Does money matter? The effects of cash transfers on child development in rural Ecuador. Economic development and cultural change. 2010;59:187-229.

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