This dissertation contains three empirical essays that explore the effects of natural disasters and family transitions on long-term child outcomes and short-term parental behavior. The first essay (qImpact of Shocks in Utero and in Early Life on Stunting: the Case of Philippines' Typhoonsq) assesses the long-term effects of natural disasters early in life on health outcomes, mainly stunting, and explores some of the possible channels causing those long term effects. The second essay (qEffects of Natural Disasters on Fertility Behavior: Evidence of Treatment Heterogeneityq) assesses the effects of natural disasters also, typhoons in particular, on fertility behavior, and explores the existence of treatment heterogeneity. Finally, the third essay (qParents' shared and solo time with children: Composition and correlatesq) studies different correlates of the composition of parental time investments under the perspective of a child, and explores how that composition changes when parents adapt to the birth of a new child.Finally, the third essay (aquot;Parentsa#39; shared and solo time with children: Composition and correlatesaquot;) studies different correlates of the composition of parental time investments under the perspective of a child, and explores how that ...
|Title||:||Three Essays on Health and Family Economics|
|Author||:||Jorge I. Ugaz, University of Chicago|