Intergenerational health consequences of the 1959-1961 Great Famine on children in rural China.

@article{Li2015IntergenerationalHC,
  title={Intergenerational health consequences of the 1959-1961 Great Famine on children in rural China.},
  author={Qiang Li and Lian Zi An},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={
          27-40
        }
}
Using a difference-in-difference method and data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS), this paper attempts to quantify the intergenerational health effects on children in rural China of the 1959-1961 Great Famine. By differentiating mother, father, both parents, and none of parents exposed to famine, the analysis puts mother's and father's famine exposure in one unifying framework. Therefore, the methodology achieves identification without concern for multicollinearity and omitted… CONTINUE READING
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