Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82262
Authors: 
Scholte, Robert S.
van den Berg, Gerard
Lindeboom, Maarten
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy 2012:15
Abstract: 
The Dutch Hunger Winter (1944/45) is the most-studied famine in the literature on long-run effects of malnutrition in utero. Its temporal and spatial dermacations are clear, it was severe, it was anticipated, and nutritional conditions in society were favorable and stable before and after the famine. This is the first study to analyze effects of in utero exposure on labor market outcomes and hospitalization, and the first to use register data covering the full dutch population to examine long-run effects of this famine. We provide results of famine exposure by sub-interval of gestation. We find a significantly negative effect of exposure during the first trimester of gestation on employment outcomes 53 or more years after birth. Hospitalization rates in the years before retirement are higher after middle or late gestational exposure.
Subjects: 
nutrition
ageing
developmental origins
morbidity
income
health
employment
JEL: 
I10
I12
J01
J10
J13
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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