The Long-Term Economic Impact of In Utero and Postnatal Exposure to Malaria
Alan Barreca ()
No 905, Working Papers from Tulane University, Department of Economics
I use an instrumental-variables identification strategy and historical data from the United States to estimate the long-term economic impact of in utero and postnatal exposure to malaria. My research design matches adults in the 1960 Decennial Census to the malaria death rate in their respective state and year of birth. To address potential omitted variables bias and measurement-error bias, I use variation in "malaria-ideal" temperatures to instrument for malaria exposure. My estimates indicate that it in utero and postnatal exposure to malaria led to considerably lower levels of educational attainment and higher rates of poverty later in life.
Keywords: early-life health; malaria; education; poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I31 J0 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 41 pages
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