Beyond Barker: Infant Mortality at Birth and Ischaemic Heart Disease in Older Age

@article{Baker2022BeyondBI,
  title={Beyond Barker: Infant Mortality at Birth and Ischaemic Heart Disease in Older Age},
  author={Samuel Baker and Pietro Biroli and Hans van Kippersluis and Stephanie von Hinke},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
  year={2022}
}
Adverse conditions in early life can have consequential impacts on individuals’ health in older age. In one of the first papers on this topic, Barker and Osmond (1986) show a strong positive relationship between infant mortality rates in the 1920s and ischaemic heart disease in the 1970s. We go ‘beyond Barker’, first by showing that this relationship is robust to the inclusion of local geographic area fixed effects, but not family fixed effects. Second, we explore whether the average effects conceal… 
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