The Response of Household Parental Investment to Child Endowments
AbstractThe theoretical and empirical literature on parental investment focuses on whether child-specific parental investments reinforce or compensate for a child's initial endowments. However, many parental investments, such as neighborhood quality and family size and structure, are shared wholly or in part among all children in a household. The empirical results of this paper imply that such household parental investments compensate for low endowments, as proxied by low birth weight.
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birth weight; child rearing; parenting; social status-health aspects; education-health aspects; economic indicators;
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