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Replication data for: Mothers Care More, but Fathers Decide: Educating Parents about Child Health in Uganda

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Björkman Nyqvist, Martina
  • Jayachandran, Seema
Publication Date
2017-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Research on intrahousehold decision-making generally finds that fathers have more bargaining power than mothers, but mothers put more weight on children's well-being. This suggests a tradeoff when targeting policies to improve child health: fathers have more power to change household behavior in ways that improve child health, but mothers might have a stronger desire to do so. This paper compares health classes in Uganda that enrolled either mothers or fathers. We find that educating mothers leads to greater adoption of health-promoting behaviors by the household. In addition, educating one parent leads to positive spillovers on the other spouse's health behaviors.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171103 (Text)
Publications
  • Nyqvist, Martina Björkman, and Seema Jayachandran. “Mothers Care More, But Fathers Decide: Educating Parents about Child Health in Uganda.” American Economic Review 107, no. 5 (May 2017): 496–500. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20171103.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20171103 (DOI)

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

Björkman Nyqvist, Martina; Jayachandran, Seema (2017): Replication data for: Mothers Care More, but Fathers Decide: Educating Parents about Child Health in Uganda. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113527V1