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Developmental Origins of Health Inequality

Conti, G; Mason, G; Poupakis, S; (2020) Developmental Origins of Health Inequality. In: Jones, A, (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health Economics. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

The study of early development began at the end of the 19th century with the German biologist Wilhelm Roux, the founder of a new discipline that he called “developmental mechanics.” Roux’s experiments with frogs’ embryos, and later the experiments by Hans Driesch with sea urchin eggs, were the first studies on the interactions of an embryo with its environment and how developmental trajectories could be guided by information from its surroundings.... ...

Type: Book chapter
Title: Developmental Origins of Health Inequality
ISBN-13: 9780190902179
DOI: 10.1093/acref/9780190902179.001.0001
Publisher version: https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10095113
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