The Long-Term Economic Impact of In Utero and Postnatal Exposure to Malaria

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Alan Barreca;
  • Subject: early-life health, malaria, education, poverty
    • jel: jel:I31 | jel:J24 | jel:I12 | jel:J0
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

I use an instrumental-variables identification strategy and historical data from the United States to estimate the long-term economic impact of in utero and postnatal exposure to malaria. My research design matches adults in the 1960 Decennial Census to the malaria deat... View more
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    Panel A: Pre-eradication cohorts, 1900-1936 (1960 Census, N=1,813) Panel B: Post-eradication cohorts, 1937-1956 (1980 Census, N=980) Table VIII: Reduced-form estimates by year of exposure 1900-1936 cohorts (1960 Census, N=1,147)

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