Florencia Torche - Stanford

The harmful effect of prenatal stress on children’s development and education: A longitudinal study

    Date:  01/24/2019 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  Seminar will be held on-site: Gross Hall 270

    Organizer:  Giovanna Merli and Chris Bail

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    All meetings will be held in the same location as the seminar unless otherwise noted.

    8:30am - Breakfast- Jessi Streib

   10:00am - Marcos Rangel

   10:30am - Romina Tome

   11:00am - Josh Rivenbark

   11:30am - Emma Zang

   12:00pm - Lunch-Christina Kamis, Molly Copeland, Jessica West

    1:30pm - Tony Guangyu Tong

    2:00pm - Christina Gibson-Davis

    2:30pm - Merli

    3:00pm - Seminar Prep

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

    Additional Comments:  Abstract: Combining a natural experiment and a panel survey, we examine the effect of prenatal exposure to stress on children’s outcomes. We find persistent negative effects on cognition, executive function, and educational achievement. The negative effect is strong among children in poor families but non-existent among middle-class children. Possible mechanisms for these effects are discussed.