This paper attempts to identify the mechanisms through which maternal education affects child health through her time allocation. Estimating a LISREL system of production functions for child health with the 1994 Korean household survey data, it is shown that a mother's education promotes her child's health by allocating a greater amount of time for leisure.

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About the Author

Kong Kyun Ro is a Resident Consultant at Research Institute for Knowledge and Information, Seoul, Korea.

Kyun Jick Lee is Assistant Professor at Hyupsung University, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea.

Hoe Kyung Lee is Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea.

Correspondence: Kyun Jink Lee, Department of Health Management, Hyupsung University, 14, Sang-ri, Bongdam-eup, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, 445-745, Korea, email: beyond@uhs.ac.kr