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Title:Effects of prenatal and early life malnutrition: Evidence from the Greek famine PDF Logo
Authors:Neelsen, Sven
Stratmann, Thomas
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper Economics of Education 2994
Abstract:This paper examines the long run education and labor market effects from early-life exposure to the Greek 1941-42 famine. Given the short duration of the famine, we can separately identify the famine effects for cohorts exposed in utero, during infancy and at one year of age. We find that adverse outcomes due to the famine are largest for infants. Further, in our regression analysis we exploit the fact that the famine was more severe in urban than in rural areas. Consistent with our prediction, we find that urban-born cohorts show larger negative impacts on educational outcomes than the rural-born cohorts.
Subjects:famine
health
regression discontinuity
Greece
JEL:I10
I12
I29
J13
J24
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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