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Live aid revisited: long-term impacts of the 1984 Ethiopian famine on children.

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In 1984, the world was shocked at the scale of a famine in Ethiopia that caused over half a million deaths, making it one of the worst in recent history. The mortality impacts are clearly significant. But what of the survivors? This paper provides the first estimates the long-term impact of the famine twenty years later, on the height of young adults aged 17–25 who experienced this severe shock in-utero and as infants during the crisis. Improving methodologically on other studies, famine inte...

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Stefan Dercon More by this author
Catherine Porter More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2010-39
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2010-10-05
URN:
uuid:1d54cc5c-8532-47c8-84c3-6c3dca7e96d1
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15028
Language:
English

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