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Quarterly journal of economics 2003 1121 1167 why

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Unformatted text preview: sion. Quarterly Journal of Economics 2003; 1121-1167 Why 1980-1982? Reduces Role OVB Infant vs. Adult TSP Reduction § While there is substantial variation across counties in changes in TSP pollution during recession, few confounding factors in other observations § This study uses most comprehensive data available on determinants of infant health: parent characteristics, mother’s health and medical history, utilization medical services, per capita income, etc. § Previous research focused on adults was criticized § Problem of unknown lifetime exposure is mitigated since migration rates of pregnant woman and infants is low § Mortality rates higher during 1st year of life, more than next 20 years combined, infant deaths represent a large loss in life expectancy § The wide variation in size of TSP reduction allows examination of nonlinearities or thresholds in effects of pollution on infant mortality § Optimality of EPA’s policy on maximum allowable concentration depends on exi...
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