The impact of immigration on child health: experimental evidence from a migration lottery program.

@article{Stillman2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of immigration on child health: experimental evidence from a migration lottery program.},
  author={Steven Stillman and John Gibson and David McKenzie},
  journal={Economic inquiry},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={62-81}
}
This paper uses a unique survey designed by the authors to compare migrant children who enter New Zealand through a random ballot with children in the home country of Tonga whose families were unsuccessful participants in the same ballots. We find that migration increases height and reduces stunting of infants and toddlers, but also increases BMI and… CONTINUE READING