Preterm Births and Educational Disadvantage: Heterogeneous Effects Across Families and Schools
Anna Baranowska-Rataj (),
Mikko Myrskylä and
Berkay Özcan ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Joan Costa-Font ()
No 7870, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo
Using Swedish population register data on cohorts born 1982-1994 (N=1,087,750), we examine the effects of preterm births on school grades using sibling fixed effect models which compare individuals with their non-preterm siblings. We test for heterogeneous effects by degree of prematurity, as well as whether family socioeconomic resources and school characteristics can compensate for any negative effects of premature births. Our results show that preterm births can have negative effects on school grades, but these negative effects are largely confined to children born extremely preterm (
Keywords: premature births; human capital; early life investments; education investments; Sweden (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I20 J13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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