Lasting effects of childhood health in developing countries

Janet Currie, Tom Vogl, 15 November 2012

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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

How have Europeans grown so tall?

Timothy J Hatton, 5 August 2011

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With so much of the focus in healthcare research on ageing populations (see for example Breyer et al. 2011 on this site), we might be forgiven for taking our eyes off the younger generations. But a glance in their direction can reveal some striking trends.

Topics: Health economics
Tags: disease, health economics, healthcare, Height

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