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Title:The impact of childhood health on adult labor market outcomes PDF Logo
Authors:Smith, James P.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4274
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.
Subjects:Childhood health
labor market outcomes
JEL:I10
J00
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2009082030
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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