How Costly is an Unhealthy Start in Life? An Econometric Analysis of Childhood Health and Adult Prosperity

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

A burgeoning international literature has found that child health is an important determinant of many economic outcomes during adulthood. It's important we identify the underlying causes for these long-term effects, and learn whether the results from other countries hold for Australia. The Fellowship will use high-quality longitudinal data and advanced microeconometric techniques to provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between child health and adult socioeconomic status (SES). The results will help inform our understanding of the SES gradient in adult health and economic mobility across generations. It will also contribute to the development of health interventions aimed at cushioning the harmful effects of childhood illness.
Effective start/end date1/01/1325/10/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$255,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$107,895.00