Does Family Poverty Affect the Health of Newborn Children?
Using evidence from the new mother-and-child dataset collected for the first time in SOEP in 2003, this report investigates the crucial public health issue of whether family poverty affects the health outcomes of newborn children. The issue is crucial because it is known that poor health in infancy is strongly related to poor health in childhood and later life, and also to poor educational outcomes.
Tamm, M. (2008), Does Family Poverty Affect the Health of Newborn Children?. In Bruce Headey and Elke Holst (Hrsg.), SOEP Wave Report 1-2008 – A Quarter Century of Change: Results from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Berlin: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), 17-22.