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Manuel Flores Mallo

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
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08017 Barcelona
Spain
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Institutional Affiliation: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

NBER Working Papers and Publications

May 2020The Influence of Early Life Health Conditions on Life Course Health
with Barbara L. Wolfe: w27174
We expand on earlier studies investigating the links between early health and later health by including different dimensions of early-life health and multiple life course outcomes consisting of the age of onset of serious cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and multiple job-related health outcomes. The four dimensions of childhood health are mental, physical, self-rated general health and severe headaches or migraines. The data set we use includes 21 countries from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. We find that the different dimensions of childhood health have unique ties to later outcomes. For men, early mental health problems play a stronger role for life course job-related health outcomes, but early poor or fair general health is more strongly linked to the spike in onse...

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