Height and Health Among Older Chinese

  • Asadul Islam
  • Paul Raschky
  • Russell SmythEmail author


In this chapter, the authors examine the relationship between height and health among older Chinese. The study is based on a quantitative analysis of data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS). The results show that taller people enjoy better health at older ages in China. The authors discuss the importance of investment in health human capital in infancy and adolescence, as a way of ensuring better health outcomes in old age.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsMonash UniversityCaulfieldAustralia

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