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dc.contributor.authorBhalotra, Soniaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRawlings, Samanthaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:06:39Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:06:39Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36184-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the sensitivity of the intergenerational transmission of health to exogenous changes in income, education and public health, changes that are often delivered by economic growth. It uses individual survey data on 2.24 million children born to 600000 mothers during 1970-2000 in 38 developing countries. These data are merged with macroeconomic data by country and birth cohort to create an unprecedentedly large sample of comparable data that exhibit massive variation in maternal and child health as well as in aggregate economic conditions. The country-level panel is exploited to control for aggregate shocks and trends in unobservables within countries, while a panel of children within mother is exploited to control for family-specific endowments and neighbourhood characteristics. Child health is indicated by infant survival and maternal health by (relative) height. We find that improvements in maternal education, income and public health provision that occur in the year of birth and the year before birth limit the degree to which child health is tied to family circumstance. The interaction (gradient) effects are, in general, most marked for shorter women suggesting that children are more likely to bear the penalty exerted by poor maternal health if they are conceived or born in adverse socio-economic conditions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4353en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIntergenerational transmissionen_US
dc.subject.keywordearly life conditionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordinfant mortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordheighten_US
dc.subject.keywordgrowthen_US
dc.subject.keywordincomeen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordgeneen_US
dc.subject.keywordenvironmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordin uteroen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitswesenen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleGradients of the intergenerational transmission of health in developing countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn612146936en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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