Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58622
Authors: 
Cruces, Guillermo
Glüzmann, Pablo
Calva López, Luis Felipe
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6096
Abstract: 
This study investigates the impact of recent crises in Argentina (including the severe downturn of 2001-2002) on health and education outcomes. The identification strategy relies on both the inter-temporal and the cross-provincial co-variation between changes in regional GDP and outcomes by province. These results indicate significant and substantial effects of aggregate fluctuations on maternal and infant mortality and low birth weight, with countercyclical though not significant patterns for enrollment rates. Finally, provincial public expenditures on health and education are correlated with the incidence of low birth weight and school enrollment for teenagers, with worsening results associated with GDP declines.
Subjects: 
crisis
infant mortality
maternal mortality
low birth weight
poverty
Argentina
JEL: 
I15
I25
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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