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dc.contributor.authorSmith, James P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:53:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:53:51Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090306299en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35606-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides evidence about the quality of retrospective childhood health histories given to respondents in the HRS and the PSID. Even though information on early life health events is critical, there is legitimate skepticism about the ability of older respondents to remember specific health problems that they had as a child. The evidence presented in this paper suggests that this is too negative a view. Respondents appear to remember salient childhood events about themselves such as the illnesses they had as a child quite well. Moreover, these physical and psychological childhood health events are important correlates of adult health during middle age.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 4036en_US
dc.subject.jelH0en_US
dc.subject.jelJ0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRecallen_US
dc.subject.keywordchildhood healthen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwLebensverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleRe-constructing childhood health historiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn594728363en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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