The Importance of Parental Knowledge and Social Norms: Evidence from Weight Report Cards in Mexico

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Silvia Prina; Heather Royer;
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    • jel: jel:I12 | jel:I18 | jel:O54

The rise of childhood obesity in less developed countries is often overlooked. We study the impact of body weight report cards in Mexico. The report cards increased parental knowledge and shifted parental attitudes about children's weight. We observe no meaningful chang... View more
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    16Examples of null e ects of information on behavior include Gine et al. (2010); Meredith et al. (2012). Gine et al. (2010) estimate no impact of information on smoking behaviors in the Philippines and Meredith et al. (2012) consider the e ect of health risk information on the transmission of hookworm.

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