Exodus from Hunger: The Long-Term Health Consequences of the 1959-1961 Chinese Famine.

@article{Zhang2017ExodusFH,
  title={Exodus from Hunger: The Long-Term Health Consequences of the 1959-1961 Chinese Famine.},
  author={Zhuoni Zhang and Shige Song and Xiaogang Wu},
  journal={Biodemography and social biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={
          148-166
        }
}
This article examines the long-term health consequences of China's 1959-1961 famine by comparing people who stayed in Guangdong and endured the famine with people who crossed the border to immigrate to Hong Kong and thus escaped the famine. Based on data from the Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics (HKPSSD) and the China Family Panel Studies (CFPS), we focused on two health indicators-body mass index (BMI) and self-rated health (SRH)-of the cohort born before 1959. Our results show that… CONTINUE READING

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