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The Gendered Spillover Effect of Young Children's Health on Human Capital: Evidence from Turkey

Marcella Alsan

NBER Working Paper No. 23702
Issued in August 2017

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I am grateful to Nava Ashraf, Martha Bailey, Jay Bhattacharya, Marshall Burke, Kasey Buckles, Lorenzo Casaburi, Resul Cesur, Gabriella Conti, Janet Currie, David Cutler, Pascaline Dupas, Eric Edmonds, Karen Eggleston, Marcel Fafchamps, Paul Gertler, Jeremy Goldhaber-Feibert, Claudia Goldin, Victor Lavy, Ron Lee, Grant Miller, Melanie Morten, Nathan Nunn, Petra Persson, Maria Polyakova, Mark Rosenzweig, Simone Schaner, Bryce Millet Steinberg, Atheendar Venkataramani, Marianne Wanamaker and seminar participants at Stanford Junior Faculty Lunch, NBER Health and Aging Doctoral Fellowship Lunch, PacDev 2015, Paris School of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, NBER Children's Summer Institute 2015 and ASSA 2016. I am grateful to Mario Javier Carrillo and Anlu Xing for assistance, Hacettepe University and Professor Julide Yildirim of TED University for providing data and Vedat Alsan for translation. Research support gratefully acknowledged from the National Institutes of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1K01HD084709-01, PI Alsan). First draft 2013 - since that time data have been updated on IPUMS and herein. All errors are my own. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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