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Author: Van Parys, Jessica
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1. Currie, Janet
Van Parys, Jessica
Early Life Health: Consequences for Human Capital Formation
Presented: Paris, France, Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, May-June 2011.
Also: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTABCDE/Resources/7455676-1292528456380/7626791-1303141641402/7878676-1306699356046/Plenary-Session-3-Currie.pdf
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (Paris, France)
Keyword(s): Birthweight; Body Parts Recognition; Child Development; Children, Poverty; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)

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Initial Tentative Observations:
• Estimated effects of early life shocks are not uniformly larger in poor countries. • May suggest limited possibilities for mitigation even in rich countries. • Investigation of this question may shed more light on mechanisms underlying long run effects of early life shocks.

We Need Better Data
• Agreement on more subtle and uniform measures of health at birth and in early childhood. • Data linking adults to conditions in early life (though cohort level data is increasingly available).

Bibliography Citation
Currie, Janet and Jessica Van Parys. "Early Life Health: Consequences for Human Capital Formation." Presented: Paris, France, Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, May-June 2011.