New Econometric Evidence on the Roles of Socio-Economic Characteristics and Lifestyle Choices in Determining Child and Adult Health Outcomes

Grant number: DP0770354 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

Completed

Abstract

This research is directly relevant to the National Research Priority 'Promoting and Maintaining Good Health'. It will provide detailed information on issues such as the extent of socio-economic differentials in child and adult health, the role of income redistribution in reducing health inequalities, the effectiveness of the national health system in protecting the health of children from the poorest families, and the role of lifestyle choices in determining health outcomes. Attention will be paid to the effects of alcohol consumption, smoking, exercise and diet in the context of adult and childhood obesity. There will also be new insights on the relative importance of 'nature' versus 'nurtu..

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