EVEN SLIGHTLY EARLY BIRTH LINKED TO LOWER INCOME AND EDUCATION IN ADULTHOOD

LONDON – Even when babies are born “full term,” those who spend fewer weeks in the womb may still be less likely to earn a college degree and get a high-paying job, a large study suggests. In the analysis of 228,030 singleton births in Denmark, infants who were born after only 38 weeks of pregnancy were 15% less likely than those born at 40 weeks to have some education beyond high school or to be among the top earners in the study. “While adults born at 35 to 38 weeks…

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