From Cradle to Classroom: High Birth Weight and Cognitive Outcomes
作者: Resul CesurInas Kelly
刊名: Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2010, Vol.13 (2)
中文刊名: 健康经济和政策论坛, 2010, Vol.13 (2)
来源数据库: Berkeley Electronic Journal
关键词: birth weightcognitive outcomes
英文摘要: While the effects of low birth weight have long been explored, the literature on the effects of high birth weight is sparse. However, with increasing obesity rates in the United States, high birth weight has become a potential concern, and has been associated in the medical literature with an increased likelihood of becoming an overweight child, adolescent, and subsequently an obese adult. Overweight and obesity, in turn, are associated with a host of negative effects, including lower test scores in school and lower labor market prospects when adults. If studies only focus on low birth weight, they may underestimate the effects of ensuring that mothers receive adequate support during pregnancy. This study finds that cognitive outcomes are adversely affected not only by low birth...
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  • birth 出生
  • weight 
  • lower 降下
  • obesity 肥胖
  • only 唯一的
  • likelihood 似然
  • literature 文献
  • adolescent 青年
  • increased 增加
  • obese 肥胖的