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Parental Health and Child Schooling

Massimiliano Bratti and Mariapia Mendola ()

No 4, CHILD Working Papers Series from Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD) - CCA

Abstract: This paper provides new evidence on the impact of parental health shocks on investment in child education using detailed longitudinal data from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our study controls for individual unobserved heterogeneity by using child fixed effects, and it accounts for potential health misreporting by employing several, more objective, health indicators. Our results show that children of ill mothers, but not of ill fathers, are significantly less likely to be enrolled in education at ages 15-24. Moreover, there is some evidence that mothers’ health shocks have more negative consequences on younger children and sons.

Keywords: Human Capital; Intrahousehold allocation; Health shocks; Education; Bosnia and Herzegovina (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 57 pages
Date: 2012
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-edu and nep-hea
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