La Follette School Seminar Series: The Influence of Early-life Economic Shocks on Long-term Outcomes
Evidence from the U.S. Great Depression
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
La Follette School Conference Room, Observatory Hill Office Building
Lauren Schmitz will discuss her research about how physical health, psychological well-being, and productivity around retirement age varies with exposure to early-life economic conditions. Schmitz and colleagues found that changes in employment at the year-of-birth induced significant changes in economic well-being, metabolic syndrome, depressive symptoms, and limitations in performing activities of daily living around age 60.