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Parental Influences on Health and Longevity: Lessons from a Large Sample of Adoptees

Mikael Lindahl, Evelina Lundberg, Mårten Palme, Emilia Simeonova

NBER Working Paper No. 21946
Issued in January 2016

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We are grateful for comments from Orazio Attanasio, Gerard van den Berg, Richard Blundell, Dalton Conley, Gabriella Conti, Janet Currie, Hans Grönqvist, Krzysztof Karbownik, Robert Östling, André Richter, Torsten Santavirta, Marianne Simonsen and Helena Svaleryd as well as for those from participants at seminars at the University College London, Uppsala University, University of Copenhagen, NBER Summer Institute, Nordic Summer Institute in Labor Economics, Nordic Health Economists’ Study Group meeting and Essen Health conference. Mikael Lindahl is a Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Research Fellow supported by a grant from the Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, the Scientific Council of Sweden and the European Research Council [ERC starting grant 241161]. The authors gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Handelsbanken Research Foundation (Lundberg), Swedish Council of Social Research (Palme), Swedish Research Council and the National Science Foundation (Simeonova). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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