Early Life Circumstances and the Health of Older Adults: A Research Note. A new GLO Discussion Paper by GLO Fellow Xi Chen.

A new GLO Discussion Paper reviews the latest evidence, in particular the impact of the Great Chinese Famine (1959-1961). 

GLO Discussion Paper No. 1158, 2022

Early Life Circumstances and the Health of Older Adults: A Research Note  Download PDF
by Chen, Xi

GLO Fellow Xi Chen

Xi Chen

Author Abstract: This paper reviews the latest evidence of the effects of early life circumstances on old-age health, distinguishing in utero exposures from childhood exposures to a wide range of environments. We then leverage the growing number of studies of the impact of the Great Chinese Famine (1959-1961) on the health of older adults to perform a meta-analysis and discuss potential mechanisms. Recent studies assembling multiple domains of early life circumstances are evaluated to better understand how various circumstances may coalesce and manifest in shaping long-term health.

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Vol. 35, Issue 4, October 2022: Journal of Population Economics (JOPE): 15 articles
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