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Early-life environment and adult stature in Brazil: An analysis for cohorts born between 1950 and 1980

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We study the relationship between environmental conditions at birth (GDP per capita and infant mortality rate) and adult stature using cohort-state level data in Brazil for the period 1950-1980. We find that GDP per capita, whose annual percentage growth rate was 4.8% during this period, not infant mortality rate, is a robust correlate of population stature in Brazil. Our results are robust to a battery of robustness checks. Using a useful bracketing property of the (state) fixed effects and ...

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10.1016/j.ehb.2014.07.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Economics and Human Biology Journal website
Volume:
15
Pages:
67-80
Publication date:
2014-07-01
Acceptance date:
2014-07-07
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1570-677X
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613039
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2016-04-02

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