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dc.contributor.authorKelly, Elaineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-04T09:19:16Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-04T09:19:16Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/47487-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the impact of in utero exposure to the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957 upon physical and cognitive development in childhood. Outcome data is provided by the National Child Development Study (NCDS), a panel study of a cohort of British children who were all potentially exposed in the womb. Epidemic effects are identified using geographic variation in a surrogate measure of the epidemic. Results indicate significant detrimental effects of the epidemic upon birth weight and height at 7 and 11, but only for the offspring of mother's with certain health characteristics. By contrast, the impact of the epidemic on childhood cognitive test scores is more general: test scores are reduced at the mean, and effects remain constant across maternal health and socioeconomic indicators. Taken together, our results point to multiple channels linking foetal health shocks to childhood outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) |cLondonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIFS working papers |x09,17en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI29en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordNCDSen_US
dc.subject.keywordFoetal Originsen_US
dc.subject.keywordBirth Weighten_US
dc.subject.keywordInfluenzaen_US
dc.subject.stwKrankheiten_US
dc.subject.stwEpidemieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwangerschaften_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleThe scourge of Asian Flu: In utero exposure to pandemic influenza and the development of a cohort of British childrenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn609954202en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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