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Title: Maternal employment and childhood nutrition in Ecuador
Author: Andrade, José Carlos
Director/Tutor: Gil, Joan, 1966-
Keywords: Mares
Alimentació infantil
Tesis de màster
Employment (Economic theory)
Masters theses
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: This study explores the association of maternal employment on childhood nutrition in Ecuador by understanding the trade-off between the maternal time devoted to work and childcaring. I use exogenous regional variation of the labor market as an instrument. Using the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2018, I estimate the causal effect of maternal labor supply on children’s nutrition outcomes based on anthropometrics measurements. Maternal employment increases the probability of having stunted children, while I have not found any effect of maternal employment on children suffering from wasting, underweight and overweight. The results are robust and account for possible endogeneity sources.
Note: Treballs Finals del Màster d'Economia, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, Universitat de Barcelona, Curs: 2020-2021, Tutor: Joan Gil
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