Under One Roof

March 25, 2004

Esther Duflo of MIT has looked at what happened to grandchildren who shared a home with their grandmother after pensions for black people rose sharply in the early 1990s. She found that granddaughters (but not grandsons) grew taller. That suggested the grandmother was using part of her pension to pay for a better family diet. (However, she found no such effect when the grandfather shared the family home.)

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