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Research web site -- Child care ; subsidy ; obesity … the impact of subsidy receipt on low-income children's weight outcomes in the fall and spring of kindergarten. The goals … as well as measures of overweight and obesity. We then turn to quantile regression to address the possibility that …
receiving a child care subsidy among disadvantaged mothers with young children. In particular, we collect data on the location … families must travel from home in order to reach the nearest office that administers the subsidy application process. Using … in the distance to a public human services agency reduces the likelihood that a family receives a child care subsidy …
to sizeable increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among low-income children. -- child care ; subsidy … receiving a child care subsidy among disadvantaged mothers with young children. In particular, we collect data on the location … families must travel from home in order to reach the nearest office that administers the subsidy application process. Using …
receiving a child care subsidy among disadvantaged mothers with young children. In particular, we collect data on the location … families must travel from home in order to reach the nearest office that administers the subsidy application process. Using … in the distance to a public human services agency reduces the likelihood that a family receives a child care subsidy …
the impact of subsidy receipt on low-income children's weight outcomes in the fall and spring of kindergarten. The goals … as well as measures of overweight and obesity. We then turn to quantile regression to address the possibility that … subsidy receipt has heterogeneous effects on children's weight at different points in the BMI distribution. Results suggest …
Ample empirical evidence links adverse conditions during early childhood (the period from conception to age five) to worse health outcomes and lower academic achievement in adulthood. Can early-life medical care and public health interventions ameliorate these effects? Recent research suggests...
Many developed countries have recently experienced sharp increases in home birth rates. This paper investigates the impact of home births on the health of low-risk newborns using data from the Netherlands, the only developed country where home births are widespread. To account for endogeneity in...
The high and rapidly increasing prevalence of mental illnesses underscores the importance of understanding their causal origins. This paper analyzes one factor at a critical stage of human development: exposure to maternal stress from family ruptures during the fetal period. We find that in...
Lead pollution is consistently linked to cognitive and behavioral impairments, yet little is known about the benefits of public health interventions for children exposed to lead. This paper estimates the long-term impacts of early-life interventions (e.g. lead remediation, nutritional...