World Health & Population

World Health & Population 8(2) April 2006 : 57-68.doi:10.12927/whp.2006.18113

Maternal Education and Allocation of Time and Children's Health in South Korea

Kong Kyun Ro, Kyun Jick Lee and Hoe Kyung Lee


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(s)

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:


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