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Local industrial shocks and infant mortality

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Local industrial development has the potential to improve health and well-being,while also damaging health through exposure to harmful pollution. It is an empiricalquestion which of these effects dominate. Exploiting the quasi-experimental expansionof African large-scale gold mining, I find that local infant mortality rates decreaseby more than 50% alongside rapid economic growth. The instantaneous reduction iscomparable to overall gains in infant survival rates in the study countries from 19...

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University of Oxford Publisher's website
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OxCarre Papers
Publication date:
2018-04-22
Paper number:
208
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1143533
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2020-12-14

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