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dc.contributor.authorReinhold, Steffenen_US
dc.contributor.authorJürges, Hendriken_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-04T13:06:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-04T13:06:02Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/29747-
dc.description.abstractWe use newly available data from Germany to study the relationship between parental income and child health. We find a strong gradient between parental income and subjective child health as has been documented earlier in the US, Canada and the UK. The relationship in Germany is about as strong in the US and stronger than in the UK. However, in contrast to US results, we do not find that the disadvantages associated with low parental income accumulate as the child ages, nor that children from low socioeconomic background are more likely to suffer from objectively measured health problems - except for obesity. There is some evidence, however, that high income children are better able to cope with the adverse consequences of chronic conditions. Finally, we do not find that child health (except for low birth weight) plays a major role in the explanation of educational attainment once parental income and education are controlled for.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 871en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordParental incomeen_US
dc.subject.keywordchild healthen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwElternen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleParental income and child health in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn596047509en_US
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