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[Eureka] Prenatal health strongly influences future economic success

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  • Jason Malloy
    While much attention has been paid to how inherited traits such as skin tone or height influence economic success, a groundbreaking new study from the Journal
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 7, 2006
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      While much attention has been paid to how inherited traits such as
      skin tone or height influence economic success, a groundbreaking new
      study from the Journal of Political Economy argues that it is a
      malleable characteristic -- in utero health -- that most strongly
      indicates how well a child will fare in adulthood. This study has
      important implications for public policy, suggesting that programs
      targeting early-life health have higher returns for reducing racial
      disparities in socioeconomic outcomes than more traditional
      investments, including schooling.

      http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-08/uocp-phs080706.php
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