Early Life Adversities and Well-being Later in Life: Evidence from China

Jiyuan Wang

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Population aging has imposed several challenges to our societies. People now live longer, but they also want to live in good health and financial well-being. This thesis studies how exposure to early life adversities affects individual well-being later in life using evidence from China. Chapter 2 investigates how liquidity constraints and the presence of educational fixed costs affect children’s human capital investment by their parents and old-age transfers from children to their parents. Chapter 3 examines the effects of exposure to the Chinese Cultural Revolution on individual lifetime income. Chapter 4 looks at the health effects of exposure in utero to the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and Great Famine (1959-1961).
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Alessie, Rob, Supervisor
  • Angelini, Viola, Supervisor
Award date22-Oct-2020
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-94-034-2896-3
Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-2897-0
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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