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The causal effect of breastfeeding on children's cognitive development: A quasi-experimental design

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  • Orla Doyle

    (School of Economics & Geary Institute, University College Dublin)

  • Kevin Denny

    (School of Economics & Geary Institute, University College Dublin)

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To estimate the causal effect of breastfeeding on children's cognitive skills as measured at ages 3, 5, 7 and 11.

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Paper provided by Geary Institute, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 201020.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 03 Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ucd:wpaper:201020

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  1. Cebu Study Team, 1992. "A child health production function estimated from longitudinal data," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 323-351, April.
  2. Nelson, C. & Startz, R., 1988. "The Distribution Of The Instrumental Variables Estimator And Its T-Ratio When The Instrument Is A Poor One," Discussion Papers in Economics at the University of Washington 88-07, Department of Economics at the University of Washington.
  3. Reilly, Siobhan & Evenhouse, Eirik, 2005. "Improved estimates of the benefits of breastfeeding using sibling comparisons to reduce selection bias," MPRA Paper 13434, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Denise Hawkes & Ian Plewis, 2006. "Modelling non-response in the National Child Development Study," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 169(3), pages 479-491.
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  1. Borra, Cristina & Iacovou, Maria & Sevilla, Almudena, 2012. "The effect of breastfeeding on children's cognitive and noncognitive development," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 496-515.
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