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dc.contributor.authorKesternich, Irisen_US
dc.contributor.authorSiflinger, Bettinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, James P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWinter, Joachim K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:52:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:52:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201203145695-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58740-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we investigate the long-run effects of World War II on socio-economic status (SES) and health of older individuals in Europe. Physical and psychological childhood events are important predictors for labor market and health outcomes in adult life, but studies that quantify these effects in large samples that cover entire diverse populations are still rare. We will analyze data from SHARELIFE, a retrospective survey conducted as part of the Survey on Health, Aging, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in 2009. This survey provides detailed data on events in childhood including those during the war as well as several measures of exposure to war shocks such as experience of dispossession, persecution, combat in local areas, and hunger periods for over 20,000 individuals in 13 European countries. We find that exposure to the war itself, and even more importantly to individual-level shocks caused by the war such as hunger periods, significantly predict old-age outcomes at older ages.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6296en_US
dc.subject.jelI0en_US
dc.subject.jelH0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordwaren_US
dc.subject.keywordSESen_US
dc.subject.stwKriegsfolgenen_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Menschenen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Statusen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwEuropaen_US
dc.titleThe effects of World War II on economic and health outcomes across Europeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715289985en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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