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Childhood economic conditions and length of life: Evidence from the UK Boyd Orr cohort, 1937-2005

Frijters, Paul; Hatton, Timothy; Martin, Richard M.; Shields, Michael A

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We study the importance of childhood socioeconomic conditions in predicting differences in life expectancy using data from a large sample of children collected in 16 locations in England and Scotland in 1937-39, who have been traced through official death records up to 2005. We estimate a number of duration of life models that control for unobserved family heterogeneity. Our results confirm that childhood conditions such as household income and the quality of the home environment are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66059
Source: Journal of Health Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2009.10.004

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