The intergenerational transmission of height: evidence from rural Vietnam.

@article{Venkataramani2011TheIT,
  title={The intergenerational transmission of height: evidence from rural Vietnam.},
  author={Atheendar S Venkataramani},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={
          1448-67
        }
}
A growing body of work suggests that health may be transferred across generations. The aim of this paper is to examine the mechanisms that might account for observed intergenerational associations in health outcomes. Using data from Vietnam, this study analyzes intergenerational correlations in height, a measure of long-run health status, between parents and their children. Insights from biology and economics are used to motivate several strategies that collectively provide insight on the role… CONTINUE READING
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