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Demography (2009) 46 (4): 647–669.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Carlos Bozzoli; Angus Deaton; Climent Quintana-Domeque Abstract Taller populations are typically richer populations, and taller individuals live longer and earn more. In consequence, adult height has recently become a focus in understanding the relationship between health and wealth. We investigate...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 255–279.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Björn Quanjer; Ingrid K. van Dijk; Matthias Rosenbaum-Feldbrügge Abstract We investigate how experiencing parental death in infancy, childhood, or adolescence affected individuals' health using two distinct measures: mortality before age 20 and young adult height. Using two complementary indicators...
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Demography (2010) 47 (Suppl 1): S65–S85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... ). Early Environment and Child-to-Adult Growth Trajectories in the 1958 British Birth Cohort . American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , 80 , 185 – 92 . Lynn R. ( 1989 ). A Nutrition Theory of the Secular Increases in Intelligence, Positive Correlation Between Height, Head Size and IQ...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 163–180.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of child and adult characteristics before orphanhood, as well as community ¿ xed effects. We ¿ nd that maternal orphanhood has a permanent adverse impact of 2 cm of ¿ nal height attainment and one year of educa- tional attainment. Expressing welfare in terms of consumption expenditure, the result is a gap...
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Demography (2024) 61 (2): 363–392.
Published: 01 April 2024
... outcomes ( Quintana-Domeque and Ródenas-Serrano 2017 ; Strully et al. 2010 ; Torche 2011 ). This feature of birth weight and adult height also implies that scholars cannot correct selection, while they acknowledge its presence because controlling for posttreatment variables induces endogenous selection...
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Published: 01 April 2024
Fig. 3 Estimated effects of early-life exposures on educational attainment and adult height, with and without genetic measurements. All analyses included age, sex, county of birth fixed effect, birth year fixed effect, and birth month fixed effect. Analyses indicated by the dashed lines More
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 February 2010
... childhood health status and socioeconomic status [SES], rheumatic fever, and knee height) and adult risk factors (adult SES, obesity, smoking, texercise, and self-reported diabetes) showed that the risk of onset of heart disease was 65% higher among those born during high-exposure periods compared...
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Demography (2012) 49 (4): 1231–1257.
Published: 28 August 2012
... how selection and lifespan overlap between generations influence the maternal age–offspring adult health association. We find that offspring born to mothers younger than age 25 or older than 35 have worse outcomes with respect to mortality, self-rated health, height, obesity, and the number...
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Demography (2007) 44 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 February 2007
... health condition. These associations are independent of childhood and current socioeconomic position and healthrelated risk behaviors. 13 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2007 2007 Adult Height Adult Health Current Health Status Poor Childhood Health Adult Health Outcome...
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Demography (2019) 56 (6): 2123–2146.
Published: 02 December 2019
... be to use information from that time, but the data I use do not contain such details. Therefore, to account for the role of childhood nutrition in determining menarche age (Ellis 2004 ; Victora et al. 2008 ), I use woman’s adult height as a control variable. This approach is predicated on the intuition...
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Demography (2000) 37 (4): 511–521.
Published: 01 November 2000
..., and risk of death much later in life was greater than in studies with short observation periods. In fact, the Amherst data indi- cated selection into marriage by health status in early adult- hood, as reflected both by height and by weight adjusted for height. According to both of these anthropometric...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 125–144.
Published: 01 February 2010
... other studies have assessed the relative effects of birth size, early childhood growth, or length at 2 years on subsequent nutritional status. Observed effect sizes of length at 2 years on adult height, weight, fat-free mass, and fat mass were 0.50, 0.43, 0.47, and 0.34, respectively (Li et al. 2003...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., Health, and Inequality: The Distribution of Adult Heights in India . American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings , 98 , 468 – 74 . 10.1257/aer.98.2.468 Del Panta L. ( 1996 ). Dal Settecento ai Giorni Nostri . In L. Del Panta , M. Livi Bacci , G. Pinto , & E...
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Demography (2022) 59 (5): 1981–2002.
Published: 01 October 2022
... the health outcomes of the mothers of the children in our sample. Table 1 shows very little difference in the height of higher- and lower-ranking mothers. Because adult height is largely determined by a person's early-life health environment, the fact that higher- and lower-ranking mothers have similar...
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Demography (2015) 52 (3): 945–966.
Published: 12 May 2015
... – 59 . 10.2307/1171033 Deaton , A. ( 2008 ). Height, health, and inequality: The distribution of adult heights in India . American Economic Review , 98 , 468 – 474 . 10.1257/aer.98.2.468 Evans , E. M. , Rowe , D. A. , Racette , S. B. , Ross , K. M...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 1091–1118.
Published: 14 May 2018
... groups. In column 1, a 10 % increase in the mean of consumption is associated with 0.21 % greater height, which is the expected positive association between the level of consumption during childhood and adult height. By contrast, an increase of 10 % in the seasonality term is associated with 0.07 % lower...
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Demography (2014) 51 (5): 1775–1796.
Published: 05 September 2014
... birth), and neonatal and infant mortality outcomes for 24,916 children born between 1919 and 1996. We then supplement this information on births with demographic characteristics of the mother, including her age at the pregnancy outcome, age at first marriage, years of education (in years), adult height...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 929–955.
Published: 21 May 2018
... is related to height (Myrskylä et al. 2013 ), physical fitness (Barclay and Myrskylä 2014 ), BMI (Jelenkovic et al. 2013 ), and mortality (Barclay and Kolk 2015 ). Birth interval length is also likely to be associated with maternal age, and maternal age is associated with adult height (Barclay...
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Demography (2016) 53 (4): 1135–1168.
Published: 08 July 2016
... is a direct function of increased knowledge or mediated via sorting into varying kinds of occupations. If they differ on important traits, however, the estimates might be biased. In this article, we account for differences in birth weight and adult height. Comparing the twin estimates with and without...
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Demography (2011) 48 (2): 699–724.
Published: 20 April 2011
... . Medical Care , 32 , 930 – 942 . 10.1097/00005650-199409000-00004 Lawlor D. A. , Ebrahim S. , & Smith G. D. ( 2002 ). The association between components of adult height and Type II diabetes and insulin resistance: British Women’s Heart and Health Study . Diabetologia , 45...
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