Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen
Rockwool Foundation Research Unit
Sölvgade 10, 2. tv.
1307 Copenhagen K
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|September 2015||Fetal Malnutrition And Academic Success: Evidence From Muslim Immigrants In Denmark|
with Jane Greve, Erdal Tekin: w21545
This paper examines the impact of potential fetal malnutrition on the academic proficiency of Muslim students in Denmark. We account for the endogeneity of fetal malnutrition by using the exposure to the month of Ramadan during time in utero as a natural experiment, under the assumption that some Muslim women might have fasted during Ramadan when they were pregnant. In some of our specifications, we use a sample of students from predominantly non-Muslim countries as an additional control group to address potential seasonality in cognitive outcomes in a difference-in-differences framework. Our outcome measures are the standardized test scores from the national exams on the subjects of Danish, English, Math, and Science administered by the Danish Ministry of Education. Our results indicate ...
Published: Jane Greve & Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen & Erdal Tekin, 2017. "Fetal malnutrition and academic success: Evidence from Muslim immigrants in Denmark," Economics of Education Review, vol 60, pages 20-35. citation courtesy of
|December 2014||Labor Market Effects of Intrauterine Exposure to Nutritional Deficiency: Evidence from Administrative Data on Muslim Immigrants in Denmark|
with Erdal Tekin, Jane Greve: w20723
This paper examines whether nutritional disruptions experienced during the stage of fetal development impair an individual’s labor market productivity later in life. We consider intrauterine exposure to the month of Ramadan as a natural experiment that might cause shocks to the inflow of nutrients essential for fetal development. Specifically, we use administrative data from Denmark to investigate the impact of exposure to Ramadan in utero on labor market outcomes of adult Muslim males, including employment status, annual salary, hourly wage rate, and hours of work. Our findings indicate that potential exposure to nutritional disruptions during a critical stage of fetal development has scarring effects on the fetus expressed as poor labor market outcomes later in life. Specifically, exposu...
Published: Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen & Erdal Tekin & Jane Greve, 2016. "Labor market effects of intrauterine exposure to nutritional deficiency: Evidence from administrative data on Muslim immigrants in Denmark," Economics & Human Biology, vol 21, pages 196-209. citation courtesy of