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Height, Health and Cognitive Function at Older Ages

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  • Anne Case

    (Princeton University)

  • Christina Paxson

    (Princeton University)

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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.

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Paper provided by Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Research Program in Development Studies. in its series Working Papers with number 1007.

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Date of creation: Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pri:rpdevs:case_paxson_height_health_and_cognitive_function

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