70周年学术校庆之文澜公共经济青年学者论坛第56期通知

作者:2018/10/15 09:16


 


主讲人:黄炜(新加坡国立大学)

讲座题目:Neither Nature nor Nurture: The Impact of Maternal Education onChild Health(母亲教育对子女健康的影响,一个新的途径)

时 间:20181016(周二)上午9:00—11:00

地 点:文泉北403会议室

主办单位:中南财经政法大学财政税务学院

中南财经政法大学文澜学院

湖北财政与发展研究中心


主讲人简介:黄炜博士是新加坡国立大学President’s Assistant Professor。在加入新加坡国立大学之前,黄博士是NBER老龄化与健康经济学博士后研究员。黄博士于2016年获得哈佛大学经济学博士学位。他的研究领域包括公共经济学、劳动经济学和卫生经济学。他对健康、教育、种族和中国等话题感兴趣。他的研究成果发表在Review of Economic and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Nature, Journal of Economic Perspectives等国际顶级期刊. 他同时担任Economics of Transition杂志的编辑。


论文摘要The impact of maternal education on child health has been well documented.Using the variations of exposure to China’s Compulsory Schooling Law, we find a newchannel that cannot be attributed to what is conventionally thought of as nature nornurture. We find that maternal education lowers the incidence of teenage pregnancy,increases women’s awareness of and having prenatal checkups, and raises thelikelihood of induced abortion following certain prenatal checkups. The birth outcomedata confirm the maternal behavior evidence. The findings show that in countries whereabortions are allowed, maternal education improves child health by selecting againstabnormal/unhealthy fetuses.