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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Hongen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Zhongen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:38:26Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:38:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201107283711en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51873-
dc.description.abstractBeginning in the mid 1990s, China sped up its urban labor market reform and drastically restructured its state-owned enterprises (SOEs), which resulted in massive layoff of the SOEs' workers and a high unemployment rate. In this paper, we investigate the impact of the parents' job loss on the health of their children, using six waves of the China Health and Nutrition Survey covering the period from 1991 to 2006. We find that paternal job loss has a significant negative effect on children's health, whilst maternal job loss has no significant effect. The rationale behind the findings is that the income loss resulting from maternal job loss is much smaller; at the same time, the unemployed mothers are likely to increase the time they devote to care of their children, and this may alleviate the negative effect resulting from maternal job loss. Our findings are robust to various specifications.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5846en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ63en_US
dc.subject.jelN35en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchildren's healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob lossen_US
dc.subject.keywordGrossman's modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.titleParental job loss and children's health: Ten years after the massive layoff of the SOEs' workers in Chinaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn66969424Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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