Parental behavior and child health.

@article{Case2002ParentalBA,
  title={Parental behavior and child health.},
  author={Anthea Case and Christina Paxson},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          164-78
        }
}
In this paper we document the ways in which parental behavior and socioeconomic status affect children's health. We examine parental behavior in both the prenatal period and childhood. We present evidence on the correlation of this behavior with income and parents' socioeconomic status, and on the ways in which parents' actions affect children's health. We conclude that while health insurance coverage and advances in medical treatment may be important determinants of children's health, they… CONTINUE READING

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