Maternal Education, Home Environments and the Development of Children and Adolescents

@inproceedings{Carneiro2007MaternalEH,
  title={Maternal Education, Home Environments and the Development of Children and Adolescents},
  author={Pedro Augusto Porto Carneiro and Costas Meghir and Matthias Parey},
  year={2007}
}
We study the intergenerational effects of maternal education on children's cognitive achievement, behavioural problems, grade repetition and obesity. We address endogeneity of maternal schooling by instrumenting with variation in schooling costs when the mother grew up. Using matched data from the female participants of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79) and their children, we can control for mother's ability and family background factors. Our results show substantial… CONTINUE READING
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