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Height, Health and Cognitive Function at Older Ages

Anne Case () and Christina Paxson
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Christina Paxson: Princeton University

No 1007, Working Papers from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Research Program in Development Studies.

Abstract: Research across a number of disciplines has highlighted the role of early life health and circumstance in determining health and economic outcomes at older ages. Nutrition in utero and in infancy may set the stage for the chronic disease burden that an individual will face in middle age. Childhood health may also have significant effects on economic outcomes in adulthood. Collectively, a set of childhood health measures can account for a large fraction of the explained variance in employment and social status observed among a British cohort followed from birth into adulthood.

JEL-codes: I12 J11 J14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-01
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