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Koh, Kanghyock
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Maternal breastfeeding and children's cognitive development

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dc.contributor.authorKoh, Kanghyockko
dc.date.available2017-07-07T00:18:09Z-
dc.date.created2017-07-05ko
dc.date.issued201708ko
dc.identifier.citationSOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, v.187, no., pp.101 - 108ko
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536ko
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarworks.unist.ac.kr/handle/201301/22308-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953617303805ko
dc.description.abstractDo children with lower test scores benefit more from breastfeeding than those with higher scores? In this paper, I examine the distributional effects of maternal breastfeeding on the cognitive test scores of 11,544 children who were born in 2000 and 2001 in the United Kingdom using a semiparametric quantile regression model. I find evidence that maternal breastfeeding has larger positive impacts on children with lower test scores. Effects for children below the 20th percentile are about 2–2.5 times greater than those for children above the 80th percentile. I also find that these distributional effects are larger when the duration of breastfeeding is extended. One policy implication is that a public policy aims at promoting breastfeeding might narrow a disparity in children's cognition.ko
dc.languageENGko
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTDko
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomko
dc.subjectDistributional effectsko
dc.subjectMaternal breastfeedingko
dc.subjectChildren's developmentko
dc.subjectSemiparametric quantile regressionko
dc.titleMaternal breastfeeding and children's cognitive developmentko
dc.typeARTICLEko
dc.identifier.pid3111null
dc.identifier.rimsid28753ko
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85021439167ko
dc.identifier.wosid000407405100012ko
dc.type.rimsAko
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.06.012ko
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