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Human Capital Development and Parental Investment in India

Costas Meghir (), Emily Nix and Orazio Attanasio

No 229128, Center Discussion Papers from Yale University, Economic Growth Center

Abstract: In this paper we estimate production functions for cognition and health throughout four stages of childhood from 5-15 years of age using two cohorts of children drawn from the Young Lives Survey for India. The inputs into the production function include parental background, prior child cognition and health and child investments. We allow investments to be endogenous and they depend on local prices and household income, as well as on the exogenous determinants of cognition and health. We find that investments are very im- portant determinants of child cognition and of health at an earlier age. We also find that inputs are complementary and crucially that health is very important in determining cognition. Our paper contributes in understanding how early health outcomes are important in child development.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Health Economics and Policy; Labor and Human Capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 71
Date: 2015-11
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.229128

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