Maternal stress and child outcomes

Evidence from siblings

We study how maternal stress affects offspring outcomes. We find that in utero exposure to elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol negatively affects offspring cognition, health, and educational attainment. These findings are based on comparisons between siblings that limit variation to short...

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Volume: 51
Main Author: Aizer, Anna
Stroud, Laura
Buka, Stephen
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: MADISON University of Wisconsin Press 2016
UNIV WISCONSIN PRESS
published in: The Journal of human resources Vol. 51; no. 3; pp. 523 - 555
ORCID: 0000-0002-8578-9308
Data of publication: 2016
ISSN: 0022-166X
1548-8004
1548-8004
EISSN: 1548-8004
Discipline: Economics
Business
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USA
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: FIS Bildung Literaturdatenbank
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