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ERIC Number: EJ889243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Child Health and Young Adult Outcomes
Currie, Janet; Stabile, Mark; Manivong, Phongsack; Roos, Leslie L.
Journal of Human Resources, v45 n3 p517-548 Sum 2010
Research has shown a strong connection between birth weight and future outcomes. We ask how health problems after birth affect outcomes using data from public health insurance records for 50,000 children born between 1979 and 1987 in the Canadian province of Manitoba. We compare children to siblings born an average of three years apart. We find that health problems in early childhood are significant predictors of young adult outcomes. Early physical health problems are linked to outcomes primarily because they predict later health. Early mental health problems have additional predictive power even conditional on future health and health at birth. (Contains 10 tables and 13 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada