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

  • Orla Doyle

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

  • Kevin Denny

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

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. 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.
  2. Charles R. Nelson & Richard Startz, 1988. "The Distribution of the Instrumental Variables Estimator and Its t-RatioWhen the Instrument is a Poor One," NBER Technical Working Papers 0069, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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