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The Green revolution and infant mortality in India

Bharadwaj, Prashant, Fenske, James, Kala, Namrata, Mirza, Rinchan Ali (2020) The Green revolution and infant mortality in India. Journal of Health Economics, 71 . ISSN 0167-6296. (doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2020.102314) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80934)

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Abstract

We use a difference in differences approach to show that the adoption of High Yielding Varieties (HYV) reduced infant mortality in India. This holds even comparing children of the same mother. The effects of HVY adoption on mortality are larger for rural children, boys, and low-caste children. While we are not able to explore mechanisms in depth, our evidence points to a limited role played by increased investments in early childhood health or selection into childbearing in response to HYV adoption.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2020.102314
Uncontrolled keywords: Child health, Development economics, Agricultural technology adoption
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Rinchan Mirza
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2020 15:30 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80934 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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