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Health and Economic Activity Over the Lifecycle: Literature Review

Daniel Prinz, Michael Chernew, David Cutler, Austin Frakt

NBER Working Paper No. 24865
Issued in July 2018
NBER Program(s):Health Economics

We systematically review the literature linking health to economic activity, particularly education and labor market outcomes, over the lifecycle. In the first part, we review studies that link childhood health to later-life outcomes. The main themes we focus on are in-utero exposures, birthweight, physical health and nutrition, mental health, and the environment. In the second part, we review studies of the impact of health on labor market success for adults. The main themes we focus on are the environment, disability, physical health shocks, within-household spillovers, cancer, and mental health.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w24865

 
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