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dc.contributor.authorConeus, Katjaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpieß, Christa Katharinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-12T07:19:10Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-12T07:19:10Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27551-
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence and importance of children's physical health problems have been increasingly recognized in recent years. Physical health problems of children such as obesity, motor impairment and chronic diseases cause social costs. Further, they can lead directly to adult physical health problems, which cause additional social costs. This paper examines the intergenerational link and transmission of both maternal and paternal health on children's health in Germany. We investigate this issue using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), making particular use of the mother and child questionnaires. These data allow us to capture a broad set of health measures: anthropometric, self-rated health and "more objective" health measures. The results indicate significant relationships between parental and child health in the first and third year of life. In order to take into account the endogeneity of parental health, we estimate fixed effect models. Overall, we find, controlling for parental income, education and family composition, that parents who experience poor health have children with significantly poorer health. For example, the father's body mass index (BMI) is a predictor for their children's BMI. Mothers who consider their health as good, have also healthier children.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 08-073en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIntergenerational transmissionen_US
dc.subject.keywordchild healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordparental healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordearly childhooden_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsrisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleThe Intergenerational Transmission of Health in Early Childhooden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577908928en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7416-
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