Human capital investments in childhood have an important bearing on later life outcomes including long term health and well-being. Crucial factors that determine parental investments in childhood include household preferences, resource constraints, and background factors such as risks and economic shocks. This dissertation evaluates the role of some of these factors in determining childhood investments in rural India.
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Introduction and Research Questions
Gender Discrimination in Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in India: A Review
Mortality Risks, Health Endowments, and Parental Investments in Infancy: Evidence from Rural India
The Effect of Land Reforms on Long Term Health and Well-being in India
Discussion and Policy Implications
This document was submitted as a dissertation in April 2008 in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the doctoral degree in public policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. The faculty committee that supervised and approved the dissertation consisted of Emmett Keeler (Chair), Neeraj Sood, and David Evans.
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