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The response of household parental investment to child endowments

  • David Loughran

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  • Ashlesha Datar

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  • M. Kilburn

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The 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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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Economics of the Household.

Volume (Year): 6 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 223-242

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