Seminario DECON: Nicolás Lillo (FEN-Universidad de Chile)
Fecha de inicio: 03 de Diciembre, 2021, 12:00 hrs.
Fecha de término: 03 de Diciembre, 2021, 13:00 hrs.
Estimados Académicos FEN,
Les extendemos la invitación al seminario organizado por el Departamento de Economía, en el que se presentará el trabajo titulado "The Long Term and Intergenerational Effects of Health Intervention at Birth".
Expone: Nicolás Lillo, Investigador Post-Doctoral, Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Chile.
Abstract: Targeted treatments of newborns with delicate health stocks have been shown to have considerable returns in terms of survival and later life outcomes. We seek to determine to what degree such treatments are reflected in later life health outcomes of treated individuals, and to what degree these are passed on to early life health outcomes of the subsequent generation. We follow three generations of linked microdata from Chile, and use a regression discontinuity design to study the impacts of targeted neonatal health policies based on birth weight assignment rules. While we observe significant first generation impacts of intensive treatment targeted to very low birth weight newborns, we find little evidence pointing to intergenerational spillovers. We consider negative selection into fertility, possible parental (compensatory) investments, or for non-random miscarriage in second generation births as possible mediating factors.