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A Comment on "Family Ruptures, Stress, and the Mental Health of the Next Generation"

Nicolas Bearbaki ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Persson and Rossin-Slater (2016b) claim to provide the first causal estimates of the effects of fetal stress exposure on mental health later in life. They emphasize that their analysis is the first to address non-random exposure to a relative’s death and the endogeneity of gestation length to fetal stress. In light of discoveries regarding prior literature, we find these claims to be exaggerated and misleading.

Keywords: family ruptures; fetal stress exposure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I1 I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2016-06-02
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