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dc.contributor.authorAdhvaryu, Achyutaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNyshadham, Ananten_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20T13:15:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-20T13:15:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59169-
dc.description.abstractStandard theories of resource allocation within the household posit that parents' investments in their children reflect a combination of children's endowments and parents' preferences for child quality. We study how changes in children's cognitive endowments affect the distribution of parental investments amongst siblings, using data from a largescale iodine supplementation program in Tanzania. We find that parents strongly reinforce the higher cognitive endowments of children who received in utero iodine supplementation, by investing more in vaccinations and early life nutrition. The effect of siblings' endowments on own investments depends on the extent to which quality across children is substitutable in parents' utility functions. Neonatal investments, made before cognitive endowments become apparent to parents, are unaffected. Fertility is unaffected as well, suggesting that inframarginal quality improvements can spur investment responses even when the quantity-quality tradeoff is not readily observable.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherYale Univ., Economic Growth Center New Haven, Conn.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCenter Discussion Paper, Economic Growth Center 998en_US
dc.subject.jelI14en_US
dc.subject.jelI15en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordendowmentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordintra-householden_US
dc.subject.keywordchild healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordTanzaniaen_US
dc.titleEndowments and investments within the household: Evidence from iodine supplementation in Tanzaniaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn662032594en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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