The impact of parental income and education on child health: further evidence for England
Doyle, Orla, Harmon, Colm and Walker, Ian, 1954- (2007) The impact of parental income and education on child health: further evidence for England. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. Warwick economic research papers (No.788).
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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. We adopt an instrumental variables approach and 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 effect being large for the poor but small at the average level of income.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Children -- Health and hygiene -- England, Wages -- Effect of education on, Intergenerational relations -- England, Parent and child -- England|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||30 January 2007|
|Number of Pages:||32|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Nuffield Foundation (NF), Princeton University|
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