This dissertation consists of three essays on the relationship between mother's employment and educational status and child's cognitive, non-cognitive, overweight, and nutritional status outcomes. The first essay uses data from National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) and examines the impacts of mother's introhousehold bargaining power on child's cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. The empirical results suggest that parents' introhousehold bargaining power does affect resource allocation within households and in turn affect children's cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. The second essay examines the relationship between maternal labor supply and childhood overweight by applying the Stein-rule shrinkage estimator by using data from the panel study of income dynamics (PSID) and 1997 childhood development supplement (CDS) from the PSID. The empirical results show that a mother's average working hours in previous year has significant effect on her child's BMI in single-parent family and girl groups. The third essay exploits longitudinal data to study children's nutritional status determinants especially the role of mothers' schooling in China. The empirical results suggest that the determinants differ significantly across rural and urban areas. In rural areas, mothers' years of schooling appears to be a major determinant of children's long-run health status.The first essay uses data from National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) and examines the impacts of mothera#39;s introhousehold bargaining power on childa#39;s cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes.
|Title||:||Three Essays on the Relationships Between Mothers' Education and Employment Status and Children's Outcomes|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|