The Long Reach of Childhood Health and Circumstance: Evidence from the Whitehall II Study
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This paper has been written for Professor Angus Deaton’s festschrift, celebrating his presidency of the American Economic Association. We thank Dr. Aida Sanchez and the Whitehall II team for help accessing the Whitehall II data and Kimberly Bryan for expert research assistance. We thank all participating men and women in the Whitehall II Study; all participating Civil Service departments and their welfare, personnel, and establishment officers; the Occupational Health and Safety Agency; and the Council of Civil Service Unions. The Whitehall II Study team comprises research scientists, statisticians, study coordinators, nurses, data managers, administrative assistants and data entry staff, who make the study possible. Continuing data collection on this study is funded by the Medical Research Council, the National Institute on Aging (AG13196), National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (HL36310) and the British Heart Foundation. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Institutes of Health under the Demography of Aging Center grant P30 AG024361. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.