Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73564
Authors: 
Halmdienst, Nicole
Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz 1302
Abstract: 
In this paper we address the long-run effects of childhood shocks on health in late adulthood. Applying a life-course approach and data from SHARE we estimate direct and indirect effects of shocks like relocation, dispossession, or hunger on health outcomes after age fifty. Having lived in a children’s home, in a foster family, or having suffered a period of hunger turn out to be the most detrimental. Using a finite mixture model, which allows to classify the associations between shocks and later health into a-priori unknown groups, we show that some adverse shocks have opposite effects for specific groups.
Subjects: 
Early life experience
health
Europe
JEL: 
J1
I12
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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