Long-Term Effects of Famine on Chronic Diseases : Evidence from China ’ s Great Leap Forward Famine Running Title : Famine and Chronic Diseases

@inproceedings{Hu2016LongTermEO,
  title={Long-Term Effects of Famine on Chronic Diseases : Evidence from China ’ s Great Leap Forward Famine Running Title : Famine and Chronic Diseases},
  author={Xuefeng Hu and Gordon Gang Liu and Maoyong Fan},
  year={2016}
}
We evaluate the long-term effects of famine on chronic diseases using China’s Great Leap Forward Famine as a natural experiment. Using a unique health survey, we explore the heterogeneity of famine intensity across regions and find strong evidence supporting both the adverse effect and the selection effect. The two offsetting effects co-exist and their magnitudes vary in different age cohorts at the onset of famine. The selection effect is dominant among the prenatal/infant famine-exposed… CONTINUE READING

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