Revisiting the child health-wealth nexus
CitationFakir, A. M. S. (2016). Revisiting the child health-wealth nexus. Health Economics Review. doi:10.1186/s13561-016-0120-8
The causal link between a household’s economic standing and child health is known to suffer from endogeneity. While past studies have exemplified the causal link to be small, albeit statistically significant, this paper aims to estimate the causal effect to investigate whether the effect of income after controlling for the endogeneity remains small in the long run. By correcting for the bias, and knowing the bias direction, one can also infer about the underlying backward effect.