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EconNet: Creencias e inversiones de los padres en el capital humano

Fecha: 22 jun 2017

Horario: 12:00

Ubicación: 1300 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC - Sala SE-1035, Estados Unidos de América

  

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Título: Creencias e inversiones de los padres en el capital humano
Orador:  Flávio Cunha (Rice University)

Resumen (en inglés): We shed light on the importance of parental subjective beliefs in explaining the heterogeneity in parental choices of investments in the development of their children. Subjective beliefs about the production function of skills in early childhood development is crucial since parents may have biased beliefs about the returns to investments, which is crucial to pin down in designing policies aimed at remediating poor investments. To determinate the importance of parental subjective beliefs, we first show how to convert the answers to a specific set of questions into estimates of expected rates of returns on specific investment and then relate these estimates to actual parental behavior, then we formulate and estimate a model in which parents have subjective beliefs about the technology governing the formulation of skill in early childhood development, drawing on detailed and unique data for the identification other model from an early childhood intervention ran in Colombia, in which, home visitors paid weekly visits to randomly chosen households with the aim of promoting child cognitive and psychosocial development and improving mother-child interactions. The intervention targeted poor households with children aged 12 to 24 months at baseline and lasted 18 months.




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