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Mothers and others: who invests in children's health?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11373833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We estimate the impact of family structure on investments made in children's health, using data from the 1988 National Health Interview Survey Child Health Supplement. Controlling for household size, income and characteristics, we find that children living with step-mothers are significantly less likely to have routine doctor and dentist visits, or to have a place for usual medical care, or for sick care. Who invests in children's health? It appears these investments are made, largely, by a child's mother, and that step-mothers are not substitutes for birth-mothers in this domain.
A Case; C Paxson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health economics     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0167-6296     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Econ     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-25     Completed Date:  2001-07-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410622     Medline TA:  J Health Econ     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-28     Citation Subset:  H    
Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Health Services / utilization*
Child Welfare / statistics & numerical data*
Child, Preschool
Decision Making
Family Characteristics*
Family Health*
Father-Child Relations
Health Care Surveys
Maternal Deprivation
Mother-Child Relations*
Parenting / psychology
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology*
Preventive Health Services / utilization
Socioeconomic Factors
United States

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