Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161337
Authors: 
Buckles, Kasey
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10714
Abstract: 
A rich literature in economics and the social sciences has shown that improvements in women's socio-economic status (SES) can also improve the well-being of their children. This chapter identifies several channels for this effect, drawing on both theoretical and empirical work in economics. Empirical evidence on the effects of maternal SES on child outcomes like health, education, and labor market success is presented, with a focus on recent work using new data sets and methodological innovations that allow for credible identification. The chapter also discusses emerging evidence that shocks to maternal well-being can affect not only a woman's own children, but future generations as well. Finally, the chapter highlights several fertile areas for future work.
Subjects: 
maternal socio-economic status
intergenerational transmission of education
intergenerational transmission of income
child well-being
infant health
child health
child quality production function
JEL: 
I14
I24
I3
J1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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