van den Berg, Gerard J. Deeg, Dorly J. H. Lindeboom, Maarten Portrait, France
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Working paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2010:10
Serious life events, such as the loss or the onset of a chronic condition may influence cognitive functioning. We examine whether the cognitive impact of such events is stronger if conditions very early in life were adverse, using Dutch lnogitudinal data of older persons. We exploit exogenous variation in early-life conditions as generated by the business.
Cognitive functioning business cycle bereavement developmental origins retirement health long-run effects pension dementia