The Impact of Childhood Health on Adult Labor Market Outcomes
James Smith ()
Labor and Demography from EconWPA
This paper uses some unique data derived from the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics that has followed groups of siblings and their parents for as long as thirty years. Throughout that period, information on education, income, wealth, and health were collected mostly prospectively on all parties. Most important, following siblings from the same family offers a very unique opportunity to control for unmeasured family and other background effects common to children raised in the same family. Using this data, I present estimates that indicate that health conditions during childhood have quantitatively large impacts on virtually all the key adult indicators of socioeconomic status that are used by economists.
JEL-codes: J (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu and nep-hea
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 35
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Journal Article: The Impact of Childhood Health on Adult Labor Market Outcomes (2009)
Working Paper: The Impact of Childhood Health on Adult Labor Market Outcomes (2009)
Working Paper: The Impact of Childhood Health on Adult Labor Market Outcomes (2008)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0511001
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Labor and Demography from EconWPA
Series data maintained by EconWPA ().