Birth Weight in the Long Run

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Abstract

We study the effect of birth weight on long-run outcomes using data on Swedish twins born between 1926 and 1958 linked to administrative records spanning entire life-time labor market histories. We find that birth weight positively affects permanent income and income across large parts of the lifecycle. The timing of the birth weight–income relationship is in line with the role of birth weight in determining takeup of sickness benefits and morbidity. The effect of birth weight on labor market outcomes even for cohorts born 30 years apart are similar; for short run health outcomes, birth weight plays a decreasing role over time.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of California, San Diego
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Nationalekonomi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)189-231
TidskriftJournal of Human Resources
Volym53
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2018
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa