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How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors?

Publication ,  Journal Article
Akee, R; Copeland, W; Costello, EJ; Simeonova, E
Published in: Am Econ Rev
March 2018

We examine the effects of a quasi-experimental unconditional household income transfer on child emotional and behavioral health and personality traits. Using longitudinal data, we find that there are large beneficial effects on children's emotional and behavioral health and personality traits during adolescence. We find evidence that these effects are most pronounced for children who start out with the lowest initial endowments. The income intervention also results in improvements in parental relationships which we interpret as a potential mechanism behind our findings.

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Am Econ Rev

DOI

ISSN

0002-8282

Publication Date

March 2018

Volume

108

Issue

3

Start / End Page

775 / 827

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Economics
  • 38 Economics
  • 35 Commerce, management, tourism and services
  • 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • 14 Economics
 

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Akee, R., Copeland, W., Costello, E. J., & Simeonova, E. (2018). How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors? Am Econ Rev, 108(3), 775–827. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20160133
Akee, Randall, William Copeland, E Jane Costello, and Emilia Simeonova. “How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors?Am Econ Rev 108, no. 3 (March 2018): 775–827. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20160133.
Akee R, Copeland W, Costello EJ, Simeonova E. How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors? Am Econ Rev. 2018 Mar;108(3):775–827.
Akee, Randall, et al. “How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors?Am Econ Rev, vol. 108, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 775–827. Pubmed, doi:10.1257/aer.20160133.
Akee R, Copeland W, Costello EJ, Simeonova E. How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors? Am Econ Rev. 2018 Mar;108(3):775–827.

Published In

Am Econ Rev

DOI

ISSN

0002-8282

Publication Date

March 2018

Volume

108

Issue

3

Start / End Page

775 / 827

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Economics
  • 38 Economics
  • 35 Commerce, management, tourism and services
  • 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • 14 Economics