Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51647
Authors: 
Chang, Simon
Fleisher, Belton M.
Kim, Seonghoon
Liu, Shi-yung
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5526
Abstract: 
We estimate the effects of early childhood malaria exposure on education and health at older ages by exploiting variations in malaria exposure risk around birth that resulted from a universal malaria eradication campaign in colonial Taiwan in the early 20th century. We find that malaria exposure around birth leads to lower life-time educational attainment and to worse mental and physical health outcomes in old age as reflected in particular in worse cognitive function, a higher likelihood of cardiovascular diseases and a higher mortality hazard, compared to those who were not exposed.
Subjects: 
malaria
early childhood
education
health
Taiwan
JEL: 
I12
I18
I21
O15
O18
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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