Long-term health and socioeconomic consequences of early-life exposure to the 1959-1961 Chinese Famine.

@article{Fan2015LongtermHA,
  title={Long-term health and socioeconomic consequences of early-life exposure to the 1959-1961 Chinese Famine.},
  author={Wen Qiao Fan and Yue Qian},
  journal={Social science research},
  year={2015},
  volume={49},
  pages={
          53-69
        }
}
This research investigates long-term consequences of early-life malnutrition by examining effects of the 1959-1961 Chinese Famine. Taking into account temporal and geographic variations in famine severity, we construct a difference-in-differences estimator to identify effects of early-life exposure to famine on perceived health and socioeconomic outcomes in midlife. Using a sample of 1716 adults born in 1955-1966 in rural China from a nationally representative survey-the 2005 Chinese General… CONTINUE READING
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