Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126365
Authors: 
Dhanaraj, Sowmya
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/004
Abstract: 
This paper explores the intergenerational effects of parental health shocks using longitudinal data from the Young Lives project conducted in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is found that health shocks to poorer parents reduce investments in children thereby reducing their future earnings, and perpetuating poverty and inequality. The paper discusses important dimensions like the timing of health shocks and pathways through which they affect human capital investment, differential effects of paternal and maternal shocks on different cohort groups, roles of cognitive abilities of children and quality of schooling in human capital accumulation.
Subjects: 
parental health shocks
school enrolment
grade attainment
JEL: 
O15
O12
I30
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-889-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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