NLM Title Abbreviation
J Hum Cap
Journal of human capital
DOI of Published Version
Early child neurodevelopment has major impacts on future human capital and health. However, not much is known about the impacts of prenatal risk factors on child neurodevelopment. This study evaluates the effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy on child neurodevelopment between 3 and 24 months of age and interactions with socioeconomic status (SES). Data from a unique sample of children from South America are employed. Smoking has large adverse effects on neurodevelopment, with larger effects in the low SES sample. The study results highlight the importance of early interventions beginning before and during pregnancy for enhancing child development and future human capital attainment.
Journal Article Version
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Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of human capital, 5:2 (2011) pp.207-254. DOI:10.1086/660885.
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