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Early-Life Determinants of Cognitive Functioning, Health, and Mortality

Mikko Myrskylä, Kieron Barclay, Rasmus Hoffmann, Nicolas Todd, Pekka Martikainen (MPIDR / University of Helsinki, Finland); in Collaboration with Anna Baranowska-Rataj (Umeå University, Sweden)

Adverse conditions early in life can have lasting effects on health and mortality. Understanding the mechanisms by which experiences in early and later life are linked is therefore important in developing strategies for improving population health and promoting successful aging.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Aging, Mortality and Longevity, Family Behavior, Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology, Life Course

Region keywords:

Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA


Martikainen, P.; Elo, I. T.; Tarkiainen, L.; Mikkonen, J.; Myrskylä, M.; Moustgaard, H.:
International Journal of Epidemiology, 1–12. (2020)    
Baranowska-Rataj, A.; Barclay, K. J.; Costa-Font, J.; Myrskylä, M.; Özcan, B.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-016. (2019)    
Pitkänen, J.; Remes, H.; Aaltonen, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 73:11, 1040–1046. (2019)
Remes, H.; Moustgaard, H.; Kestilä, L. M.; Martikainen, P.:
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 73:3, 225–231. (2019)
Todd, N.:
In: War hecatomb: international effects on public health, demography and mentalities in the 20th century, 121–138. Bern: Peter Lang. (2019)
Todd, N.:
In: Akademien im Kriege. Académies en guerre. Academies in war, 95–96. Halle (Saale); Stuttgart: Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina; Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft. (2019)
Bijwaard, G. E.; Myrskylä, M.; Tynelius, P.; Rasmussen, F.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2016-007. (2016)    
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