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Saving Babies? Revisiting the effect of very low birth weight classification

Alan Barreca (), Melanie Guldi, Jason Lindo () and Glen R. Waddell

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011, vol. 126, issue 4, 2117-2123

Abstract: We reconsider the effect of very low birth weight classification on infant mortality. We demonstrate that the estimates are highly sensitive to the exclusion of observations in the immediate vicinity of the 1,500-g threshold, weakening the confidence in the results originally reported in Almond, Doyle, Kowalski, and Williams (2010). Copyright 2011, Oxford University Press.

Date: 2011
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