The impact of parental income and education on child health : further evidence for England

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Title: The impact of parental income and education on child health : further evidence for England
Authors: Doyle, Orla
Harmon, Colm
Walker, Ian
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Date: 1-Feb-2007
Online since: 2009-04-29T15:45:48Z
Abstract: This paper investigates the robustness of recent findings on the effect of parental education and income on child health. We are particularly concerned about spurious correlation arising from the potential endogeneity of parental income and education. Using an instrumental variables approach, our results suggest that the parental income and education effects are generally larger than are suggested by the correlations observed in the data. Moreover, we find strong support for the causal effect of income being large for the poor, but small at the average level of income.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Series/Report no.: UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series; WP/6/2007
Copyright (published version): 2007 Geary Institute
Keywords: Child healthIntergenerational transmission
Subject LCSH: Parent and child
Children--Health and hygiene
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers
Economics Research Collection

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