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Height, Health Human Capital and Quality of Life Among Older Chinese

Asadul Islam (), Paul Raschky () and Russell Smyth ()

No 35-10, Monash Economics Working Papers from Monash University, Department of Economics

Abstract: We find that taller people enjoy a higher quality of life at older ages in China. Implications are drawn for investment in health human capital in infancy and adolescence.

Keywords: China; Height; Well-being (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I1 J14 O1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-hap, nep-hea and nep-hrm
Date: 2010-05
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