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The Developmental Approach to Child and Adult Health

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  • Conti, Gabriella

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    (University College London)

  • Heckman, James J.

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    (University of Chicago)

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Pediatricians should consider the costs and benefits of preventing rather than treating childhood diseases. We present an integrated developmental approach to child and adult health that considers the costs and benefits of interventions over the life cycle. We suggest policies to promote child health which are currently outside the boundaries of conventional pediatrics. We discuss current challenges to the field and suggest avenues for future research.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7060.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2012
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Publication status: published in: Pediatrics, 131(supplement 2), 2013, S133-S141
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp7060

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Keywords: capabilities; remediation; prevention; health; technology of capability formation;

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  1. Heckman, James J. & Moon, Seong Hyeok & Pinto, Rodrigo & Savelyev, Peter A. & Yavitz, Adam, 2010. "The rate of return to the HighScope Perry Preschool Program," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 94(1-2), pages 114-128, February.
  2. Flavio Cunha & James Heckman & Susanne Schennach, 2010. "Estimating the technology of cognitive and noncognitive skill formation," CeMMAP working papers, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies CWP09/10, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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  5. Conti, Gabriella & Hansman, Chris, 2012. "Personality and the education-health gradient," ISER Working Paper Series 2012-20, Institute for Social and Economic Research.
  6. James J. Heckman & Rodrigo Pinto & Peter A. Savelyev, 2012. "Understanding the Mechanisms through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics 12-00011, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
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  1. Jason Fletcher & Sanjeev Kumar, 2013. "Religion and Risky Health Behaviors among U.S. Adolescents and Adults," NBER Working Papers 19225, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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