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The Effects of Poor Neonatal Health on Children's Cognitive Development
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2014 (English)In: The American Economic Review, ISSN 0002-8282, E-ISSN 1944-7981, Vol. 104, no 12, 3921-3955 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We make use of a new data resource-merged birth and school records for all children born in Florida from 1992 to 2002-to study the relationship between birth weight and cognitive development. Using singletons as well as twin and sibling fixed effects models, we find that the effects of early health on cognitive development are essentially constant through the school career; that these effects are similar across a wide range of family backgrounds; and that they are invariant to measures of school quality. We conclude that the effects of early health on adult outcomes are therefore set very early.

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2014. Vol. 104, no 12, 3921-3955 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241412DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.12.3921ISI: 000345906900005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-241412DiVA: diva2:781989
Available from: 2015-01-19 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2015-01-19Bibliographically approved

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