12. december 2019
The effect of birth weight on behavioral problems in early adolescence
Assistant Professor Stine Møllegaard recently contributed to the journal ‘Economics and Human Biology’ with the new publication: 'The effect of birth weight on behavioral problems in early adolescence: New evidence from monozygotic twins'.
The paper investigates the effects of birth weight on behavioral problems at age 12 and finds that birth weight has a statistically significant negative effect on behavioral problems measured using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. The paper finds, that weight affects boys and girls differently: birth weight is significantly negatively associated with emotional problems among girls and hyperactivity among boys.