The intergenerational transmission of health in early childhood--evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel study.

@article{Coneus2012TheIT,
  title={The intergenerational transmission of health in early childhood--evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel study.},
  author={Katja Coneus and C. Katharina Spiess},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={89-97}
}
Children's physical health problems have clear and lasting impacts on a variety of later life outcomes, as a growing body of research has shown. Furthermore, problems such as obesity, motor impairment, and chronic diseases entail high social costs, particularly when childhood health problems carry over into adulthood. This study examines intergenerational relationships between parent and child health based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), in particular the recently… CONTINUE READING

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