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Health, aging and childhood socio-economic conditions in Mexico

  • Grimard, Franque
  • Laszlo, Sonia
  • Lim, Wilfredo

We investigate the long-term effect of childhood socio-economic conditions on the health of the elderly in Mexico. We utilize a panel of individuals aged 50 and above from the Mexican Health and Aging Survey and find that the conditions under which the individual lived at the age of 10 affect health in old age, even accounting for education and income. This paper contributes to the literature of the long-term effects of childhood socio-economic status by being the first, to our knowledge, to consider exclusively the case of the elderly in a developing country.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 630-640

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