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dc.contributor.authorvan den Berg, Gerard J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDoblhammer-Reiter, Gabrieleen_US
dc.contributor.authorChristensen, Kaareen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:33:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:33:13Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080820208en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35068-
dc.description.abstractWe connect the recent medical and economic literatures on the long-run effects of early-life conditions, by analyzing the effects of economic conditions on the individual cardiovascular (CV) mortality rate later in life, using individual data records from the Danish Twin Registry covering births since the 1870s and including the cause of death. To capture exogenous variation of conditions early in life we use the state of the business cycle around birth. We find a significant negative effect of economic conditions early in life on the individual CV mortality rate at higher ages. There is no effect on the cancer-specific mortality rate. From variation within and between monozygotic and dizygotic twin pairs born under different conditions we conclude that the fate of an individual is more strongly determined by genetic and household-environmental factors if early-life conditions are poor. Individual-specific qualities come more to fruition if the starting position in life is better.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3635en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLongevityen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenetic determinantsen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordrecessionen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife expectancyen_US
dc.subject.keywordcardiovascular diseaseen_US
dc.subject.keywordcanceren_US
dc.subject.keywordlifetimesen_US
dc.subject.keywordfetal programmingen_US
dc.subject.keywordcause of deathen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmental originsen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Lageen_US
dc.subject.stwKonjunkturen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsrisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDänemarken_US
dc.titleBeing born under adverse economic conditions leads to a higher cardiovascular mortality rate later in life: evidence based on individuals born at different stages of the business cycleen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn576953415en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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