Estimating health benefits when behaviors are endogenous: a case of indoor air pollution in rural Nepal

A majority of rural households in developing countries still use solid fuels for cooking. Many studies show linkages between the indoor air pollution from solid fuels with respiratory health problems. These estimates, however, suffer from an endogeneity bias arising from the effects of health conditions on fuel choice. This study estimates the effects of indoor air pollution on respiratory health after adjusting for endogenous health behaviors.