GEIGHEI examines how Genes and the Environment (GxE) interact to generate inequalities in education and health over the life course. We test two novel hypotheses:
- Children born into advantaged environments are better able to reach their genetically conditioned education potential;
- A privileged environment protects against genetic susceptibility to risky health behaviour.
Both hypotheses propose a GxE interplay that influences the transition from early childhood to adulthood in periods that are critical to the generation of inequalities.