The effects of maternal employment on the health of school-age children.

@article{Morrill2011TheEO,
  title={The effects of maternal employment on the health of school-age children.},
  author={Melinda Sandler Morrill},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={240-57}
}
The effects of maternal employment on children's health are theoretically ambiguous and challenging to identify. There are trade-offs between income and time, and a mother's decision to work reflects, in part, her children's health and her underlying preferences. I utilize exogenous variation in each child's youngest sibling's eligibility for kindergarten as an instrument. Using the restricted-access National Health Interview Survey (1985-2004), I identify the effects on overnight… CONTINUE READING

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