¬†Thisstudy analyzesthe relationships between maternalriskfactors present at the time of daughters‚Äô births‚Äînamely, young mother, high parity, and short preceding birth interval‚Äîand their subsequent adult developmental, reproductive, and socioeconomic outcomes. Pseudo-cohorts are constructed using female respondent data from 189 cross-sectional rounds of Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in 50 developing countries between 1986 and 2013. Generalized linear models are estimated to test the relationships and calculate cohort-level outcome proportions with the systematic elimination of the three maternal risk factors. The simulation exercise for the full sample of 2,546 pseudo-cohorts shows that the combined elimination of risk exposures is associated with lower mean proportions of adult daughters experiencing child mortality, having a small infant at birth, and having a low body mass index. Among sub-Saharan African cohorts, the estimated changes are larger, particularly for years of schooling. The pseudo-cohort approach can enable longitudinal testing of life course hypotheses using large-scale, standardized, repeated cross-sectional data and with considerable resource efficiency.
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Maternal Risk Exposure and Adult Daughters‚Äô Health, Schooling, and Employment: A Constructed Cohort Analysis of 50 Developing Countries
Authors: Amy O. Tsui, Qingfeng Li
Publication Year: 2016
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