Lasting effects of childhood health in developing countries

Janet Currie, Tom Vogl, 15 November 2012



Longstanding arguments that ill health impedes economic development hit a snag when evidence emerged that the global decline of infectious disease in the mid-20th century did not bring prosperity to the world’s unhealthiest countries (Acemoglu and Johnson 2007).

Topics: Health economics
Tags: birth weight, childhood, health, Height

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