Aging: Health at Advanced Ages

G. J. van den Berg*, M. Lindeboom

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This article examines how health and mortality at advanced ages evolves from conditions early in life. The authors summarize the findings, examine econometric strategies to identify causal effects, and discuss the implications of the findings for public policies aimed at improving population health.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Health Economics
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123756787
ISBN (Print)9780123756794
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Causal effects
  • Conditions early in life
  • Direct effects
  • Famines
  • Indirect effects
  • Instruments
  • Later-life health
  • Mortality
  • Socioeconomic status

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