Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
- How Financial Literacy Affects Household Wealth AccumulationJere R Behrman
Dept of Economics and Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, 160 McNeil, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Am Econ Rev 102:300-304. 2012..They also indicate that the schooling effect only becomes positive when interacted with financial literacy. Estimated impacts are substantial enough to imply that investments in financial literacy could have large wealth payoffs...
- Cross-sectional schooling-health associations misrepresented causal schooling effects on adult health and health-related behaviors: evidence from the Chinese Adults Twins SurveyJere R Behrman
William R Kenan, Jr Professor of Economics and Sociology, McNeil 160, 3718 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA Electronic address
Soc Sci Med 127:190-7. 2015..Within-MZ estimates indicate significant pro-health effects for at least one of the indicators for own health (better mental health), own health-related behaviors (less smoking) and spouse health (less overweight). ..
- Is health of the aging improved by conditional cash transfer programs? Evidence from MexicoJere R Behrman
Economics Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Demography 50:1363-86. 2013..For a number of health indicators, the program appears to significantly improve health, with larger effects for recipients with a greater time receiving benefits from the program. Most of these health effects are concentrated on women. ..
- Correlates and determinants of child anthropometrics in Latin America: background and overview of the symposiumJere R Behrman
Population Studies Center, Economics Department, McNeil 160, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Econ Hum Biol 2:335-51. 2004....
- Does more schooling reduce hospitalization and delay mortality? New evidence based on Danish twinsJere R Behrman
Economics and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, McNeil 160, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Demography 48:1347-75. 2011..We find strong, significantly negative associations between schooling and hospitalization and mortality, but generally no causal effects of schooling...
- Nutritional supplementation in girls influences the growth of their children: prospective study in GuatemalaJere R Behrman
Department of Economics and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 90:1372-9. 2009..Better early childhood nutrition improves schooling, adult health, skills, and wages, but there is little evidence regarding its effect on the next generation...
- On what diseases and health conditions should new economic research on health and development focus?Jere R Behrman
Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Health Econ 18:S109-28. 2009..Careful consideration must, of course, be given to other demands, but on the basis of these two criteria, potential contributions are likely to be greatest from research with such a focus...
- Social networks and changes in contraceptive use over time: evidence from a longitudinal study in rural KenyaJere R Behrman
Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, McNeil 160, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6297, USA
Demography 39:713-38. 2002....
- Social networks and HIV/AIDs risk perceptionsHans Peter Kohler
Department of Sociology, 3718 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6299, USA
Demography 44:1-33. 2007..The most important empirical result is that social networks have significant and substantial effects on risk perceptions and the adoption of new behaviors even after we control for unobserved factors...
- Fertility behavior and reproductive outcomes among young Guatemalan adultsUsha Ramakrishnan
Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Food Nutr Bull 26:S68-77. 2005..Differences in reproductive behaviors by parental SES and current residence suggest the role of social transitions in determining family formation in Guatemala...
- Levels, correlates, and differences in human, physical, and financial assets brought into marriages by young Guatemalan adultsAgnes R Quisumbing
Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Food Nutr Bull 26:S55-67. 2005..Given conflicting directions of change in spousal gaps in human, physical and financial assets, their net effect on changes over time in the bargaining power of husbands and wives is uncertain and deserves further investigation...
- Schooling, educational achievement, and cognitive functioning among young Guatemalan adultsAryeh D Stein
Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Food Nutr Bull 26:S46-54. 2005..Migrants to Guatemala City have completed more years of school and scored higher on the tests of educational achievement and cognitive functioning than have cohort members who have remained in the study villages...
- The human capital study 2002-04: tracking, data collection, coverage, and attritionRuben Grajeda
Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, INCAP, P O Box 1188, Guatemala, Carretera Roosevelt, Zona 11 Guatemala, Central America
Food Nutr Bull 26:S15-24. 2005..We conclude that data collection was successful and data quality is high, facilitating the successful undertaking of our planned investigation of important study hypotheses...
- Effect of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on economic productivity in Guatemalan adultsJohn Hoddinott
International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
Lancet 371:411-6. 2008..We investigated the direct effect of a nutrition intervention in early childhood on adult economic productivity...
- Filipino Early Childhood Development--Longitudinal Anal*JERE BEHRMAN; Fiscal Year: 2005..3) To strengthen the analytical capacity of OPS through collaborative analytical research that integrates health, nutrition, demographic and economic concerns, in addition to collaborative data collection. ..
- Causal Effects of Schooling on Adult and Child HealthJERE BEHRMAN; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..