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The weight of the crisis: Evidence From newborns in Argentina

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We investigate how prenatal economic fluctuations affected birth weight in Argentina during the period from January 2000 to December 2005 and document its procyclicality. We find evidence that the birth weight of children born to low-educated (less than high school) mothers is sensitive to macroeconomic fluctuations during both the first and third trimesters of pregnancy, while those of high-educated (high school or above) mothers react only to the first trimester of pregnancy. Our results ar...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1162/REST_a_00398

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
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Name:
Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Funding agency for:
Quintana-Domeque, C
Grant:
ECO 2011-29751
Publisher:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
Journal:
Review of Economics and Statistics More from this journal
Volume:
96
Issue:
3
Pages:
550-562
Publication date:
2014-07-01
Acceptance date:
2013-01-29
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EISSN:
1530-9142
ISSN:
0034-6535
Pubs id:
pubs:613038
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uuid:8fff3109-c460-430b-b6fe-2134ff056422
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pubs:613038
Source identifiers:
613038
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2016-04-02

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