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Air Pollution and Infant Health : What Can We Learn From California's Recent Experience?

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dc.creator Currie, Janet
dc.creator Neidell, Matthew
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:09:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:09:48Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20291
dc.identifier ppn:380946386
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20291
dc.description We examine the impact of air pollution on infant death in California over the 1990s. Our work offers several innovations: First, many previous studies examine populations subject to far greater levels of pollution. In contrast, the experience of California in the 1990s is clearly relevant to current debates over the regulation of pollution. Second, many studies examine a few routinely monitored pollutants in isolation, generally because of data limitations. We examine four ?criteria? pollutants in a common framework. Third, we develop an identification strategy based on within zip code variation in pollution levels that controls for potentially important unobserved characteristics of high pollution areas. Fourth, we use rich individuallevel data to investigate effects of pollution on infant mortality, fetal deaths, low birth weight and prematurity in a common framework. We find that the reductions in carbon monoxide (CO) and particulates (PM10) over the 1990s in California saved over 1,000 infant lives. However, we find little consistent evidence of pollution effects on fetal deaths, low birth weight or short gestation.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1056
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject Q53
dc.subject I18
dc.subject I12
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject air pollution
dc.subject infant mortality
dc.subject infant health
dc.subject Luftverunreinigung
dc.subject Gesundheit
dc.subject Kinder
dc.subject Kindersterblichkeit
dc.subject Luftreinhaltung
dc.subject Kalifornien
dc.title Air Pollution and Infant Health : What Can We Learn From California's Recent Experience?
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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