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The effects of air pollution on infant health: An empirical evaluation of Georgia


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Abstract (summary)

Adverse birth outcomes have many causes but there is increasing awareness that air pollution is one of them. This study examines the effects of air pollution on infant health and mortality using data from the State of Georgia. The estimation methods control for potential endogenous variables such as the length of gestation and the demand for prenatal care. Moreover dummy-fixed effects are used to control for unobserved neighborhood characteristics using the place of residence of the mother. In addition, the model uses a comprehensive framework, which considers birth weight, length of gestation, and mortality, thus allowing pre and postnatal assessment of the impact of air pollution on health. The empirical results show moderate evidence of an effect of air pollution on low birth weight and length of gestation and found a more substantive effect on infant mortality.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Economics;
Public health;
Environmental science;
Effects;
Studies;
Air pollution;
Childrens health
Classification
0501: Economics
0573: Public health
0768: Environmental science
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Air pollution; Georgia; Health; Infant
Title
The effects of air pollution on infant health: An empirical evaluation of Georgia
Author
Sow, Mamadou Laity
Number of pages
89
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0079
Source
DAI-A 67/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542848933
Advisor
Walker, Mary Beth
University/institution
Georgia State University
University location
United States -- Georgia
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3232640
ProQuest document ID
305332811
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305332811
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