Essays in Applied Econometrics

Essays in Applied Econometrics

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The first two chapters of this dissertation are on the distribution of power within the household. In the first chapter I analyze its effect on child labor. I estimate the impact of the mother's bargaining power on the number of hours her children work, using Mexican data. I find that an increase in a mother's bargaining power is associated with fewer hours of work for her daughters but not for her sons. This implies that policies that target the mother as the recipient of welfare benefits and indirectly increase her bargaining power, may have an impact on her children's work and this impact may be different for boys and girls.This is a salient issue for policy on account of the fact that the time profile in self- assessments like self-reported health are often ... One particular useful framework for interpreting change over time in self- assessments is that of Golembiewski, anbsp;...

Title:Essays in Applied Econometrics
Author:Iliana Gabriela Reggio Ojeda
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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