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dc.contributor.authorDel Bono, Emiliaen_US
dc.contributor.authorErmisch, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorFrancesconi, Marcoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:31:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:31:19Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081014434en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34993-
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimates a model of dynamic intrahousehold investment behavior which incorporates family fixed effects and child endowment heterogeneity. This framework is applied to large American and British survey data on birth outcomes, with focus on the effects of antenatal parental smoking and maternal labor supply net of other maternal behavior and child characteristics. We find that maternal smoking during pregnancy reduces birth weight and fetal growth, while paternal smoking has virtually no effect. Mothers' work interruptions of up to two months before birth have a positive effect on birth outcomes, especially among British children. Parental behavior appears to respond to permanent family-specific unobservables and to child idiosyncratic endowments in a way that suggests that parents have equal concerns, rather than efficiency motives, in allocating their prenatal inputs across children. Evidence of equal concerns emerges also from the analysis of breastfeeding decisions, although the effects in this case are weaker.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA discussion papers |x3704en_US
dc.subject.jelC33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordBirth outcomesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsmokingen_US
dc.subject.keywordmother's worken_US
dc.subject.keywordsibling estimatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstrumental variablesen_US
dc.subject.keywordchild health production functionsen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwMutterschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwRauchenen_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleIntrafamily resource allocations: a dynamic model of birth weighten_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn581180755en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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