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The Effect of Childhood Economic Deprivation on Physical and Psychological health Status

Drakopoulos, Stavros A. and Lakioti, E and Theodossiou, Ioannis (2008): The Effect of Childhood Economic Deprivation on Physical and Psychological health Status.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the effects of childhood deprivation on health at the later stages of the working age. The results indicate that there is an effect of childhood socioeconomic conditions on later adulthood overall health profile and second on the likelihood of suffering from a number of medical conditions. The risk of frail health is higher among adult respondents of the age between 50 to 65 who grew up in unfavourable socioeconomic circumstances, after controlling for their genetic risk traits, and their current educational and wealth status.

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