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Intergenerational health implications in the labor market: exploring parents’ health and child’s subsequent labor outcomes in Russia

Citation

Choi, HwaJung (2011). Intergenerational health implications in the labor market: exploring parents’ health and child’s subsequent labor outcomes in Russia. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 32(3), 493-507.

Abstract

This paper frames how parents’ health problems may affect a child’s subsequent working status. Parental health problems occurring in their prime working years undermine an adult child’s resources and tend to affect the child’s preferences over time-allocations among leisure, market- and non-market-labor. Empirical applications in this paper focus on a situation with pervasive health problems, lack of social safety network, and a substantial gender gap in labor market return. Exploiting Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) for the period 1994–2004, empirical results indicate that a father’s poor health status is a significant predictor of lowering a daughter’s educational attainment and working probability during her subsequent, adulthood years.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10834-010-9240-1

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2011

Journal Title

Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Author(s)

Choi, HwaJung