The Effect of Poverty on the Health of Newborn Children – Evidence from Germany
AbstractThis paper analyses the association between health outcomes of newborn children and mother’s poverty status during pregnancy.We use a new questionnaire accompanying the GSOEP which collects abundant information on health outcomes. The findings indicate that there is generally no effect from poverty to health, except on the probability of preterm birth. Furthermore,we find some indication of intergenerational transmission of health status.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung in its series RWI Discussion Papers with number 0033.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2005
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- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- I39 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Other
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
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