Child survival, height for age and household characteristics in Brazil.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

"The impact of household characteristics on child survival and height, conditional on age, is examined using household survey data from Brazil. Parental education is found to have a very strong positive effect on both outcomes and this is robust to the inclusion of household income and also parental heights, which partly proxy for unobserved family background characteristics. We find that income effects are significant and positive for child survival but insignificant for for child height although the latter depends on identification assumptions. Parental height has a large positive impact on child height and on survival rates even after controlling for all other observable characteristics."

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thomas, D; Strauss, J; Henriques, M

Published Date

  • October 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 197 - 234

PubMed ID

  • 12316480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0304-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0304-3878(90)90022-4


  • eng