Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167652
Authors: 
Özer, Mustafa
Fidrmuc, Jan
Eryurt, Mehmet Ali
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 108
Abstract: 
We study the causal effect of maternal education on childhood immunization rates. We use the Compulsory Education Law (CEL) of 1997, and the differentiation in its implementation across regions, as instruments for schooling of young mothers in Turkey. The CEL increased the compulsory years of schooling of those born after 1986 from 5 to 8 years. We find that education of mothers increases the probability of completing the full course of DPT and Hepatitis B vaccinations for their children. The results are robust to variation in regression specification and including various individual and community variables.
Subjects: 
DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus)
Hepatitis B
Maternal Education
Vaccination
Difference-in-Difference-in-Difference
Instrumental variable
JEL: 
H51
H52
I12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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