Season of Birth and Later Outcomes : Old Questions

  title={Season of Birth and Later Outcomes : Old Questions},
  author={Kasey S. Buckles},
Research has found that season of birth is associated with later health and professional outcomes; what drives this association remains unclear. In this paper we consider a new explanation: that children born at different times in the year are conceived by women with different socioeconomic characteristics. We document large seasonal changes in the characteristics of women giving birth throughout the year in the United States. Children born in the winter are disproportionally likely to be born… CONTINUE READING