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How do early circumstances influence us later in life? Previous studies have found that socio-economic factors in early life can continue to have persistent impacts throughout one’s life and, coupled with circumstances in adulthood, jointly contribute to later health. Understanding these influences can therefore be beneficial to policies aiming to reduce health inequalities. This is why studies using longitudinal data, and especially those sampling a specific cohort, are particularly useful in disentangling the relationship between early life and later health. The 1958 British National Child Development Study (NCDS) makes available rich data, ideal for this line of study. The NCDS has followed over 17,000 individuals born in […]
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