Good news about children’s cognitive development abilities later in childhood after experiencing early growth delays

Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Gunther Fink has co-authored a paper on childhood growth, schooling and cognitive development that suggests that children who have experienced early growth delays can make up for lost time when it comes to their cognitive development.

Low birth weight not associated with poor health outcomes among young adults in Brazil

Although a growing literature suggests that low birth weight increases the risk of poor health outcomes in adulthood, a new study co-authored by Pop Center faculty members SV Subramanian and Gunther Fink has found evidence to the contrary. Their findings, published in PLoS One, reveal that low birth weight did not result in poor health outcomes among young adults … Continue reading “Low birth weight not associated with poor health outcomes among young adults in Brazil”

Urbanization and Child Mortality

Pop Center faculty members, Gunther Fink and Kenneth Hill, examine the effects of increased urbanization on child mortality in developing countries in the Harvard School of Public Health study: “Urbanization and Child Mortality – Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys.”