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dc.contributor.authorvan den Berg, Gerard J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLundborg, Petteren_US
dc.contributor.authorNystedt, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorRooth, Dan-Olofen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27T09:28:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-27T09:28:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45712-
dc.description.abstractWe identify the ages that constitute critical periods in children's development towards their adult health status. For this we use data on families migrating into Sweden from countries that are poorer, with less healthy conditions. Long-run health is proxied by adult height. The relation between siblings' ages at migration and their heights after age 18 allows us to estimate the causal effect of conditions at certain ages on adult height. Moreover, we compare siblings born outside and within Sweden. We apply fixed-effect methods to a sample of about 9,000 brothers. We effectively exploit that for siblings the migration occurs simultaneously in calendar time but at different developmental stages (ages). We find some evidence for a critical period at age 9. The effects are stronger in families migrating from poorer countries but weaker if the mother is well-educated.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Labour Market Policy Evaluation Uppsalaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2011:5en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelI30en_US
dc.subject.jelJ10en_US
dc.subject.jelN30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordearly-life conditionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordparental educationen_US
dc.subject.keywordadult healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordheight retardationen_US
dc.subject.keywordageen_US
dc.subject.keywordfetal programmingen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmental originsen_US
dc.titleCritical periods during childhood and adolescence: A study of adult height among immigrant siblingsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn647464896en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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