Research on the long-term impacts of early-life public health interventions in 20th century Sweden and Denmark

Impact: Social

Description of impact

Volha Lazuka has made several research articles on the topic of long-term impacts of early-life public health interventions.

Her PhD-dissertation "Defeating disease: Lasting effects of public health and medical breakthroughs between 1880 and 1945 on health and income in Sweden" lead her to win the Thirsk-Feinstein Prize for best dissertation. The Economic History Society motivated this by stating: "This dissertation is thoroughly tri-disciplinary, synthesizing the disciplines of health/medicine, economics and history. The analysis is founded upon a refined understanding of health, specifically the channels through which neonatal medical care affect health (and economic) outcomes later in life".

Until now, the research has primarily been in a Swedish context, however, research on long-term impacts of early-life public health interventions in Denmark is coming up!
Category of impactSocial