Presentation: The Impact of Mothers’Intellectual Human Capital and Long-Run Nutritional Status on Child Human Capital in Guatemala

Investments in human capital, particularly in early childhood, yield returns throughout their life cycle. In many studies there have been numerous documents of the impacts of maternal schooling on child human capital outcomes (schooling, survival, nutritional diet). However, most of these studies have solely focused on schooling, and the result is potentially neglecting the other aspects of women's human capital. 

This presentation is based on AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Poverty Traps Conference. This conference is a gathering point for USAID and other development assistant agencies to connect the poor to economic growth.

This presentation was presented by Jere Behrman from University of Pennsylvania on February 26, 2009 at Washington, DC.