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GLO Discussion Papers are research and policy papers of the GLO Network which are widely circulated to encourage discussion. Provided in cooperation with EconStor, a service of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, GLO Discussion Papers are among others listed in RePEc (see IDEAS, EconPapers). Complete list of all GLO DPs downloadable for free.
Discussion Paper of the Month: March
Abstract: To what extent do childhood experiences continue to affect adult wellbeing over the life course? Previous work on this link has been carried out either at one particular adult age or for some average over adulthood. We here use two British birth-cohort datasets (the 1958 NCDS and the 1970 BCS) to map out the time profile of the effect of childhood experiences on adult outcomes, including life satisfaction. We find that the effects of many aspects of childhood do not fade away over time but are rather remarkably stable. In both birth-cohorts, child non-cognitive skills are the strongest predictors of adult life satisfaction at all ages. Of these, emotional health is the strongest. Childhood cognitive performance is more important than good conduct in explaining adult life satisfaction in the earlier NCDS cohort, whereas this ranking is inverted in the more recent BCS.
GLO Discussion Papers of March 2018
190 Residential Satisfaction for a Continuum of Households: Evidence from European Countries – Download PDF
by Borgoni, Riccardo & Michelangeli, Alessandra & Pirola, Federica
189 The economics of university dropouts and delayed graduation: a survey – Download PDF
by Aina, Carmen & Baici, Eliana & Casalone, Giorgia & Pastore, Francesco
188 The Optimal Graduated Minimum Wage and Social Welfare – Download PDF
by Danziger, Eliav & Danziger, Leif
186 Two and a half million Syrian refugees, skill mix and capital intensity – Download PDF
by Akgündüz, Yusuf Emre & Torun, Huzeyfe
185 Voting in Hiring Committees: Which “Almost” Rule Is Optimal? – Download PDF
by Baharad, Eyal & Danziger, Leif
184 The Long-Lasting Effects of Family and Childhood on Adult Wellbeing: Evidence from British Cohort Data – Download PDF
by Flèche, Sarah & Lekfuangfu, Warn N.s & Clark, Andrew E.
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GLO Managing Director Matloob Piracha (University of Kent, right) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and Bonn University, left).