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Fetal Origins and Parental Responses


Douglas Almond Jr.


Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Bhashkar Mazumder


Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

January 31, 2013

FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2012-14

Abstract:     
How do parental investments respond to health endowments at birth? Recent studies have combined insights from an earlier theoretical literature on household resource allocation with improved identification strategies to capture causal effects of early life health shocks. We describe empirical challenges in identifying behavioral responses and how recent studies have sought to address these. We then discuss the emerging literature on “dynamic complementarities” in parental investments arising from the staged, developmental nature of capability production and how capabilities may have multiple dimensions. The bulk of the empirical evidence to date suggests that parental investments reinforce initial endowment differences.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 40

Keywords: fetal origins, birth endowments, birth weight, parental

JEL Classification: I12, J24

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Date posted: December 15, 2012 ; Last revised: February 7, 2013

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Almond, Douglas and Mazumder, Bhashkar, Fetal Origins and Parental Responses (January 31, 2013). FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2012-14. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2189577 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2189577

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Douglas Vincent Almond Jr.
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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago ( email )
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