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dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.authorNeidell, Matthewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:02Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20291-
dc.description.abstractWe 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.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1056en_US
dc.subject.jelQ53en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordair pollutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinfant mortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordinfant healthen_US
dc.subject.stwLuftverunreinigungen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwKindersterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwLuftreinhaltungen_US
dc.subject.stwKalifornienen_US
dc.titleAir Pollution and Infant Health : What Can We Learn From California's Recent Experience?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn380946386en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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