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dc.contributor.authorIacovou, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSevilla-Sanz, Almudenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-06T14:52:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-06T14:52:46Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65950-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses Propensity Score Matching to investigate the causal effect of breastfeeding on children's cognitive development. There is a strong association between breastfeeding and cognitive outcomes; however, it is notoriously difficult to establish whether this is causal, or whether it arises because mothers who breastfeed tend to be those whose children would do better anyway. Using PSM, we find that breastfeeding for four weeks has a positive and significant effect on test scores, in the order of one tenth of a standard deviation. Thus, interventions which increase breastfeeding rates may improve not only children's health, but also their cognitive skills.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherISER Colchesteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesISER Working Paper Series 2010-40en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordBreastfeedingen_US
dc.subject.keywordCognitive Outcomesen_US
dc.subject.keywordChild Developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordALSPACen_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwErnährungen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleThe effect of breastfeeding on children's cognitive developmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn642169098en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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