Early Health Shocks, Intra-household Resource Allocation and Child Outcomes
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AbstractIn response to health shocks, parents make compensatory and reinforcing investments in different dimensions of human capital across children. Using household data on Chinese child twins whose average age is 11, we find that, compared with the twin sibling who did not suffer from negative early health shocks at age 0-3, the other twin sibling who did received 305 yuan more health investment, but received 182 yuan less educational investment. Overall, the family acts as a net equaliser in response to child early health shocks across children.
All Author(s) ListYi JJ, Heckman JJ, Zhang JS, Conti G
Journal nameEconomic Journal,Economic Journal
Detailed descriptionTo ORKTS: *Corresponding author: ZHANG Junsen
**Economics Journal is a leading general interest journal
Volume Number125
Issue Number588
PagesF347 - F371
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesBusiness & Economics; Economics

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