Kieron Barclay

Department of Social Policy London School of Economics and Political Science London UK and Demography Unit, Department of Sociology Stockholm University Stockholm Sweden

Birth spacing and long-term health and mortality
Intervalles intergénésiques: quelles conséquences sur la santé aux âges adultes?

Kieron Barclay
Birth spacing, mother with children

A large body of previous work has suggested that both short and long birth intervals are associated with poor birth outcomes such as low birth weight and preterm birth, as well as poor long-term socioeconomic outcomes.
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Increasing longevity may counterbalance the negative effects of reproductive aging
La longévité croissante pourrait compenser les effets négatifs du vieillissement reproductif

Kieron Barclay
reproductive aging

Previous research has indicated that being born to older parents is detrimental for offspring longevity. However, the secular trend of increasing longevity may moderate or even reverse any potential negative effects of being born
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Does birth spacing matter for long-term outcomes?
Intervalles intergénésiques: quelles conséquences sur le devenir des enfants?

Kieron Barclay

In a study recently published in the journal Demography, my co-author Martin Kolk and I examined whether the length of spacing between births is related to long-term cognitive, educational, and socioeconomic outcomes (Open Access paper available here).
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