Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87467
Authors: 
Scholte, Robert S.
van den Berg, Gerard J.
Lindeboom, Maarten
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 12-013/3
Abstract: 
This is the first study to analyze effects of in utero exposure to the severe Dutch Hunger Winter famine (1944/45) on labor market outcomes and hospitalization. This famine is clearly demarcated in time and space. It was not anticipated. Nutritional conditions were stable before and after the famine. We provide results of exposure by sub-interval of gestation. We are the first to use population registers for the full population. We find a significantly negative effect of exposure during the first trimester of gestation on employment outcomes 53 or more years after birth, as well as effects on hospitalization.
Subjects: 
famine
long-run effects
labor and hospitalization outcomes
JEL: 
I10
I12
J01
J13
J24
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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