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Childhood Intelligence and Adult Mortality in the Brabant Data Set: First Report


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  • J.S. Cramer

    (University of Amsterdam)


The Brabant Data Set, now freely accessible, contains informationon a sample cohort of 3,000 individuals born around 1940 from surveysin 1952, 1983 and 1993, as well as on deaths between 1994 and 2009.In line with numerous epidemiological studies we find that among theearly variables recorded at age 12 the only significant determinantof adult mortality is intelligence. Preliminary attempts to trace thiseffect in the later surveys are not successful.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 11-097/4.

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Date of creation: 19 Jul 2011
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20110097

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  1. J.S. Cramer, 2011. "Childhood Intelligence and Adult Mortality in the Brabant Data Set: Technical Report," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, Tinbergen Institute 11-098/4, Tinbergen Institute, revised 18 Oct 2013.
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