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dc.contributor.authorvon Hinke Kessler Scholder, Stephanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, George Daveyen_US
dc.contributor.authorLawlor, Debbie A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPropper, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorWindmeijer, Franken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-10T12:59:25Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-10T12:59:25Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.1920/wp.cem.2010.0310en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64644-
dc.description.abstractThe use of genetic markers as instrumental variables (IV) is receiving increasing attention from economists. This paper examines the conditions that need to be met for genetic variants to be used as instruments. We combine the IV literature with that from genetic epidemiology, with an application to child adiposity (fat mass, determined by a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan) and academic performance. OLS results indicate that leaner children perform slightly better in school tests compared to their more adipose counterparts, but the IV findings show no evidence that fat mass affects academic outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCentre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriescemmap working paper CWP03/10en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.jelI2en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInstrumental Variablesen_US
dc.subject.keywordMendelian Randomizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordGenetic Varianten_US
dc.subject.keywordPotential Outcomesen_US
dc.subject.keywordAcademic Performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordEducational Attainmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordAdiposityen_US
dc.subject.keywordFat massen_US
dc.subject.keywordBody Mass Indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordALSPACen_US
dc.subject.stwInstrumentalvariablen-Schätzmethodeen_US
dc.subject.stwBiologieen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsrisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsabschlussen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleGenetic markers as instrumental variables: An application to child fat mass and academic achievementen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn621242829en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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