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dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Orlaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarmon, Colmen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Ianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:07:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:07:29Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33160-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the robustness of recent findings on the effect of parental background on child health. We are particularly concerned with the extent to which their finding that income effects on child health are the result of spurious correlation rather than some causal mechanism. A similar argument can be made for the effect of education - if parental education and child health are correlated with some common unobservable (say, low parental time preference) then least squares estimates of the effect of parental education will be biased upwards. Moreover, it is very common for parental income data to be grouped, in which case income is measured with error and the coefficient on income will be biased towards zero and there are good reasons why the extent of bias may vary with child age. Fixed effect estimation is undermined by measurement error and here we adopt the traditional solution to both spurious correlation and measurement error and use an instrumental variables approach. Our results suggest that the income effects observed in the data are spurious.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1832en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchild healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordintergenerational transmissionen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Statusen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.subject.stwElternen_US
dc.subject.stwMethode der kleinsten Quadrateen_US
dc.titleThe impact of parental income and education on the health of their childrenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn507986881en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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