Height and health among older Chinese

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In this chapter, the authors examine the relationship between height and health among older Chinese. The study is based on a quantitative analysis of data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS). The results show that taller people enjoy better health at older ages in China. The authors discuss the importance of investment in health human capital in infancy and adolescence, as a way of ensuring better health outcomes in old age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeasuring, Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People
EditorsSefa Awaworyi Churchill, Lisa Farrell, Samuelson Appau
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789811523533
ISBN (Print)9789811523526
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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