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dc.contributor.authorHagen, Jensen_US
dc.contributor.authorOmar Mahmoud, Tomanen_US
dc.contributor.authorTrofimenko, Nataliaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-08T08:31:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-08T08:31:48Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/40928-
dc.description.abstractLosing a parent is a trauma that has consequences for human capital formation. Does it matter at what age this trauma occurs? Using longitudinal data from the Kagera region in Tanzania that span thirteen years from 1991-2004, we find considerable impact heterogeneity across age at bereavement, but less so for the death of opposite-sex parents. In terms of long-term health status as measured by body height, children who lose their same-sex parent before teenage years are hit hardest. Regarding years of formal education attained in young adulthood, boys whose fathers die before adolescence suffer the most. Maternal bereavement does not fit into this pattern as it affects educational attainment of younger and older children in a similar way. The generally strong interaction between age at parental death and sex of the late parent suggests that the preferences of the surviving parent partly protect same-sex children from orphanhood's detrimental effects on human capital accumulation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel working paper 1649en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ19en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordorphansen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordtiming of parental deathen_US
dc.subject.keywordchild developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordTanzaniaen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwAlleinerziehendeen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwTansaniaen_US
dc.titleOrphanhood and critical periods in children's human capital formation: Long-run evidence from North-Western Tanzaniaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636117618en_US
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