Event Details

Date:
Monday, 11 June 2018 - Monday, 11 June 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room:
629
UQ Location:
Colin Clark Building (St Lucia)
URL:
https://cbeh.centre.uq.edu.au/
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Event Contact

Name:
Ms Christina Vearing
Phone:
3346 1975
Email:
christina.vearing@uq.edu.au
Org. Unit:
Economics

Event Description

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Abstract: This paper examines the effects of major prenatal economic shocks experienced by mothers on two indicators of newborn infant health - birth weights and head circumferences. We take microdata from the extensive and highly detailed ALSPAC survey from the United Kingdom and apply regression models to estimate effect sizes. Controlling for a wide variety of physiological and socioeconomic factors, we estimate that experiencing such a shock in the first 18 weeks of gestation lowers birth weights by around 50-70 grams and reduces head circumferences by about 2-3mm.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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