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dc.contributor.authorBhalotra, Sonia R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRawlings, Samanthaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:37:26Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:37:26Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51830-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is motivated to investigate the often neglected payoff to investments in the health of girls and women in terms of next generation outcomes. This paper investigates the intergenerational persistence of health across time and region as well as across the distribution of maternal health. It uses comparable micro-data on as many as 2.24 million children born of about 0.6 million mothers in 38 developing countries in the 31 year period, 1970-2000. Mother's health is indicated by her height, BMI and anemia status. Child health is indicated by mortality risk and anthropometric failure. We find a positive relationship between maternal and child health across indicators and highlight non-linearities in these relationships. The results suggest that both contemporary and childhood health of the mother matter and that the benefits to the next generation are likely to be persistent. Averaging across the sample, persistence shows a considerable decline over time. Disaggregation shows that the decline is only significant in Latin America. Persistence has remained largely constant in Asia and has risen in Africa. The paper provides the first cross-country estimates of the intergenerational persistence in health and the first estimates of trends.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5371en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordintergenerational persistenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordmobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subject.keywordcohort trendsen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleIntergenerational persistence in health in developing countries: The penalty of gender inequality?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn670099058en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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