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From Angela's ashes to the Celtic tiger: early life conditions and adult health in Ireland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21051095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We use data from the Irish census and exploit regional and temporal variation in infant mortality rates over the 20th century to examine effects of early life conditions on later life health. The urban mortality penalty collapsed in Ireland in the years right after World War II. Our main identification is public health interventions centered on improved sanitation and food safety, which we believed played a leading role in eliminating the Irish urban infant mortality penalty. Our estimates suggest that a unit decrease in mortality rates at time of birth reduces the probability of being disabled as an adult by about 12-18%.
Liam Delaney; Mark McGovern; James P Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-11-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health economics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1879-1646     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Econ     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-21     Completed Date:  2011-05-02     Revised Date:  2014-09-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410622     Medline TA:  J Health Econ     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-10     Citation Subset:  H    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Disabled Persons / statistics & numerical data
History, 20th Century
Infant Mortality / trends*
Ireland / epidemiology
Life Expectancy / trends
Public Health / legislation & jurisprudence
Rural Health / trends*
Urban Health / trends*
Grant Support
R01 AG023363/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG023363-04/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R37 AG025529/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R37 AG025529-05/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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