Replication data for: Mothers Care More, but Fathers Decide: Educating Parents about Child Health in Uganda
- Björkman Nyqvist, Martina
- Jayachandran, Seema
AbstractResearch 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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DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171103 (Text)
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)
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