Mother's education and child health: is there a nurturing effect?

  title={Mother's education and child health: is there a nurturing effect?},
  author={Yuyu Chen and Hongbin Li},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  volume={28 2},
In this paper, we examine the effect of maternal education on the health of young children by using a large sample of adopted children from China. As adopted children are genetically unrelated to the nurturing parents, the educational effect on them is most likely to be the nurturing effect. We find that the mother's education is an important determinant of the health of adopted children even after we control for income, the number of siblings, health environments, and other socioeconomic… CONTINUE READING
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