The impact of childhood health on adult labor market outcomes

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Title: The impact of childhood health on adult labor market outcomes
Authors: Smith, James P.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1924
Date: 21-Apr-2008
Abstract: This paper examines impacts of childhood health on SES outcomes observed during adulthood- levels and trajectories of education, family income, household wealth, individual earnings and labor supply. The analysis is conducted using data that collects these SES measures in a panel who were originally children and who are now well into their adult years. Since all siblings are in the panel, one can control for unmeasured family and neighborhood background effects. With the exception of education, poor childhood health has a quantitatively large effect on all these outcomes. Moreover, these estimated effects are larger when unobserved family effects are controlled.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Subject LCSH: Children--Health and hygiene
Poor--Economic conditions
Social status--Health aspects
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers

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