Early-life environment and adult stature in Brazil: an analysis for cohorts born between 1950 and 1980.


We study the relationship between environmental conditions at birth (GDP per capita and infant mortality rate) and adult stature using cohort-state level data in Brazil for the period 1950-1980. We find that GDP per capita, whose annual percentage growth rate was 4.8% during this period, not infant mortality rate, is a robust correlate of population stature… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2014.07.001


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