Parental Education and Child Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan
NBER Working Paper No. 13466
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This paper was presented at the Sixth World Congress of the International Health Economics Association in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 9-11, 2007. Research for the paper was supported by grant number 5 R01 HD045603 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to the National Bureau of Economic Research. The paper has had a long gestation period due to problems encountered in using Taiwanese birth and infant death certificates and in accurately measuring new junior high school openings. Preliminary versions of the paper with empirical results that turned out to be incorrect after inconsistencies in the data were uncovered and resolved were presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, the Fourth World Congress of the International Health Economics Association, the 2005 NIA/NICHD Intergenerational Research Workshop and at seminars at Harvard University, Cornell University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, National Taiwan University, the University of South Florida, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health. We wish to thank the participants in those forums for helpful comments and suggestions. We also wish to thank Silvie Colman, Ryan Conrad, Danielle Ferry, and Wehn-Jyuan Tsai for research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research or the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.