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Replication data for: Parental Education and Child Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Chou, Shin-Yi
  • Liu, Jin-Tan
  • Grossman, Michael
  • Joyce, Ted
Publication Date
2010-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    In 1968, the Taiwanese government extended compulsory education from 6 to 9 years and opened over 150 new junior high schools at a differential rate among regions. Within each region, we exploit variations across cohorts in new junior high school openings to construct an instrument for schooling, and employ it to estimate the causal effects of mother's or father's schooling on infant birth outcomes in the years 1978-1999. Parents' schooling does cause favorable infant health outcomes. The increase in schooling associated with the reform saved almost 1 infant life in 1,000 live births. (JEL I12, I21, J12, J13, R23)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.2.1.33 (Text)
Publications
  • Chou, Shin-Yi, Jin-Tan Liu, Michael Grossman, and Ted Joyce. “Parental Education and Child Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2, no. 1 (January 2010): 33–61. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.2.1.33.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.2.1.33 (DOI)

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

Chou, Shin-Yi; Liu, Jin-Tan; Grossman, Michael; Joyce, Ted (2010): Replication data for: Parental Education and Child Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113741