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Alastair Ball
''Hidden Costs of the Great London Smog: Evidence from Missing Births''
( 2018, Vol. 38 No.4 )
This article measures the effect of the Great London Smog on fetal loss by testing for missing births in the subsequent nine months, using newly available data. Results show the five day smog resulted in a 3.5% reduction in the size of the cohort affected in the third trimester, and a 1.5% reduction in the size of the cohort affected in their first trimester.
Keywords: Great London Smog, Pollution, Stillbirths, Missing Births
JEL: I1 - Health: General
N3 - Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Income and Wealth: General, International, or Comparative
Manuscript Received : Mar 12 2018 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 10 2018

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