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Collateral damage: The German food crisis, educational attainment and labor market outcomes of German post-war cohorts.
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PMID:  23237792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Using the German 1970 census to study educational and labor market outcomes of cohorts born during the German food crisis after World War II, I document that those born between November 1945 and May 1946 have significantly lower educational attainment and occupational status than cohorts born shortly before or after. Several alternative explanations for this finding are tested. Most likely, a short spell of severe undernutrition around the end of the war has impaired intrauterine conditions in early pregnancies and resulted in long-term detriments among the affected cohorts. This conjecture is corroborated by evidence from Austria.
Authors:
Hendrik Jürges
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health economics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1879-1646     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Econ     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410622     Medline TA:  J Health Econ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  286-303     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, University of Wuppertal, Rainer-Gruenter-Str. 21 (FN.01), 42119 Wuppertal, Germany. Electronic address: juerges@uni-wuppertal.de.
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