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Effects of in-utero influenza exposure on later life outcomes: Evidence from 19th century Scania

Andersson, Filip LU (2015) EKHM52 20151
Department of Economic History
Abstract
In this thesis the impact of in-utero influenza exposure on socioeconomic status and survival in adult life is studied. The data used is a subset of a longitudinal level database for Scania for 1815 to 1910. In this thesis the outbreak of influenza pandemic in 1833 is used as a natural experiment. The pathway model used in this thesis allows for both direct effect on the survival form the in-utero influenza exposure and indirect effects mediated through socioeconomic status in adult life for the individual. The analysis is done separately for women and men, and support for “Fetal origins hypothesis” as a negative effect on survival in later life is found for both sexes.
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author
Andersson, Filip LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHM52 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
survival analysis, economic demography, econometrics, dynamic path analysis, socioeconomic status, adult health, In-utero influenza exposure
language
English
id
5473587
date added to LUP
2015-06-25 12:40:22
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  abstract     = {In this thesis the impact of in-utero influenza exposure on socioeconomic status and survival in adult life is studied. The data used is a subset of a longitudinal level database for Scania for 1815 to 1910. In this thesis the outbreak of influenza pandemic in 1833 is used as a natural experiment. The pathway model used in this thesis allows for both direct effect on the survival form the in-utero influenza exposure and indirect effects mediated through socioeconomic status in adult life for the individual. The analysis is done separately for women and men, and support for “Fetal origins hypothesis” as a negative effect on survival in later life is found for both sexes.},
  author       = {Andersson, Filip},
  keyword      = {survival analysis,economic demography,econometrics,dynamic path analysis,socioeconomic status,adult health,In-utero influenza exposure},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Effects of in-utero influenza exposure on later life outcomes: Evidence from 19th century Scania},
  year         = {2015},
}