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Replication data for: Early Life Health Interventions and Academic Achievement

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  • Bharadwaj, Prashant
  • Løken, Katrine Vellesen
  • Neilson, Christopher
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  • Abstract

    This paper studies the effect of improved early life health care on mortality and long-run academic achievement in school. We use the idea that medical treatments often follow rules of thumb for assigning care to patients, such as the classification of Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW), which assigns infants special care at a specific birth weight cutoff. Using detailed administrative data on schooling and birth records from Chile and Norway, we establish that children who receive extra medical care at birth have lower mortality rates and higher test scores and grades in school. These gains are in the order of 0.15-0.22 standard deviations.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.5.1862 (Text)
  • Bharadwaj, Prashant, Katrine Vellesen Løken, and Christopher Neilson. “Early Life Health Interventions and Academic Achievement.” American Economic Review 103, no. 5 (August 2013): 1862–91.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.103.5.1862 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Bharadwaj, Prashant; Løken, Katrine Vellesen; Neilson, Christopher (2013): Replication data for: Early Life Health Interventions and Academic Achievement. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.