- Title : Understanding Ethnic Inequality: The Long-Term Effects of In-Utero Exposure to Hostile Policies
- Time: 12:PM, Wednesday, August 18, 2021
- Presenter: Dang Dinh Thang, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Fertility and Health (CeFH), Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).
- Online : Zoom meeting
: Although hostile policies are typically implemented to target ethnic and racial minority groups in many countries, their consequences for socio-economic inequalities have been rarely studied. Exploiting the heterogeneity in in-utero exposure to hostile policies among various ethnicities across birth time groups in South Vietnam between 1956 and 1963, we investigated the long-run and intergenerational effects of in-utero exposure to hostile policies. Exposure reduces schooling, labor market outcomes and economic well-being while increasing fertility at both the intensive and extensive margins for the first generation. It also stunts intergenerational schooling mobility. Exposure further told children’s human capital.
About Presenter :
Thang Dang is an applied micro-economist working on policy-relevant topics in labour, education, health, and development economics. Thang’s research focuses on the intergenerational spillovers of human capital, cultural and social determinants of socio-economic inequality, and the consequences of policy reform and development programmes. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of York in 2021 and a master’s degree in economics from Victoria University of Wellington in 2015. Thang is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Fertility and Health (CeFH), Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).