Child Health and Maternal Work Activity: The Role of Unobserved Heterogeneity
This paper investigates the extent to which child health affects maternal work activity. Estimating this causal relationship is complicated because unobserved heterogeneity that affects a child’s health might also affect the mother’s labor market attachment. Using variables that measure a family’s access to care as instruments, the main finding of this paper is that child health does not appear to be a significant determinant of maternal employment.
Volume (Year): 33 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (Winter)
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