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dc.contributor.advisorTauras, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorDecker, Ryan M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-10T19:45:39Z
dc.date.available2014-06-11T09:30:22Z
dc.date.created2012-08en_US
dc.date.issued2012-12-10
dc.date.submitted2012-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/9299
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies that have examined the link between parental and child health behaviors have looked exclusively at contemporaneous relationships. While controlling for the childhood environment, this paper examines the effect of maternal health behaviors while the child is young on the child’s health behaviors later in life. Health behaviors of interest are cigarette and alcohol consumption. Utilizing longitudinal survey data following both mother and child over time, this study finds that maternal smoking during the child’s childhood increases the probability that the child will smoke later in life by 9 percentage points. Moreover, maternal smoking during the child’s childhood increases the number of cigarettes smoked later in life by 33 percent. Similarly, maternal binge drinking during the child’s childhood increases the probability the child will binge drink later in life by 3 percentage points. Early and late childhood factors also significantly influence future health behavior decisions. The findings from this research have significant intergenerational health implications, particularly with respect to tobacco and alcohol control polices.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2012 Ryan M. Deckeren_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectHealth Economicsen_US
dc.subjectSmoking Behavioren_US
dc.subjectBinge Drinking Behavioren_US
dc.titleMaternal Influences on Child Health Behaviorsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLehrer, Evelynen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChaloupka, Franken_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPeck, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHuang, Jidongen_US
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