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Christina Paxson

Researcher at Princeton University

Publications -  149
Citations -  17472

Christina Paxson is an academic researcher from Princeton University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Socioeconomic status & Consumption (economics). The author has an hindex of 62, co-authored 149 publications receiving 16489 citations. Previous affiliations of Christina Paxson include World Bank & Brown University.

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The lasting impact of childhood health and circumstance

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors quantify the lasting effects of childhood health and economic circumstances on adult health, employment and socioeconomic status, using data from a birth cohort that has been followed from birth into middle age, and suggest more attention be paid to health as a potential mechanism through which intergenerational transmission of economic status takes place.
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Economic Status and Health in Childhood: The Origins of the Gradient

TL;DR: The authors found that children from lower income households with chronic conditions have worse health than do those from higher income households, and that adverse health effects of lower income accumulate over children's lives.
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Using Weather Variability To Estimate the Response of Savings to Transitory Income in Thailand

TL;DR: In this article, the extent to which farmers are able to use savings and dissavings to smooth consumption in response to unexpected shocks to income was measured by using time-series information on regional rainfall.
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Intertemporal Choice and Inequality

TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the effect of age on consumption and income inequality in the United States, Taiwan, and Great Britain, and found that within-cohort consumption and inequality measures do indeed increase with age in the three economies.
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Stature and status: Height, ability, and labor market outcomes

TL;DR: This paper showed that taller children have higher average cognitive test scores and that these test scores explain a large portion of the height premium in earnings, and that children who have higher test scores also experience earlier adolescent growth spurts, so that height in adolescence serves as a marker of cognitive ability.