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Height in mid childhood and psychosocial competencies in late childhood : evidence from four developing countries

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We use longitudinal data from children growing up in four developing countries (Peru, India, Vietnam, Ethiopia) to study the relationship between height at the age of 7 to 8 and a set of psychosocial competencies measured at the age of 11 to 12 that are known to be correlated with earnings during adulthood: self-efficacy, self-esteem and aspirations. Results show that a one standard deviation increase in height-for-age tends to increase self-efficacy, self-esteem and aspirations by 10.4%, ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.ehb.2013.04.001

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
Publisher:
Elsevier B.V. Publisher's website
Journal:
Economics and Human Biology Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
426-432
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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ISSN:
1570-677X
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uuid:f05f7199-ca2d-4b9e-9ac8-5df1c1435451
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ora:9246

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