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Maternal Dengue and Health Outcomes of Children

Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner and Livia Menezes

No 623, School of Economics Discussion Papers from School of Economics, University of Surrey

Abstract: We study the effect of maternal dengue infections on birth outcomes using linked administrative records from Brazil estimating maternal fixed-effect specifications. In contrast to previous studies, we find robust evidence for the negative effect of dengue infections on birth weight (BW). The effect is particularly pronounced at lower parts of the BW distribution, with an increase of 15%, 67%, and 133% for low, very low, and extremely low BW, respectively. We also document large increases in children's hospitalizations and medical expenditures for up to three years after birth.

JEL-codes: I15 I18 J13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 61 pages
Date: 2023-06
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