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Title:The lasting impact of mothers' fetal malnutrition on their offspring: Evidence from the China great leap forward famine PDF Logo
Authors:Kim, Seonghoon
Deng, Quheng
Fleisher, Belton M.
Li, Shi
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5194
Abstract:We find that second-generation effects of in utero and early childhood malnutrition on the school participation of the offspring of mothers who experienced the China Great Leap Forward Famine. The direct impact on entrance to senior high school is also negative, but smaller in magnitude than that on entrance to junior high school. Given that entering senior high school is contingent on completion of junior high school, the direct impact on entrance to senior high school obviously understates the total impact on the second generation's accumulation of human capital. Our estimation results are generally robust to IV estimation.
Subjects:malnutrition
health
schooling
Barker hypothesis
China Famine
JEL:I12
J16
P36
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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