Economic contraction and birth outcomes: an integrative review.

  title={Economic contraction and birth outcomes: an integrative review.},
  author={Claire E Margerison Zilko},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  volume={16 4},
BACKGROUND Previous research has demonstrated an association between economic contraction at both the individual and aggregate level, and adverse health outcomes. Proposed mechanisms include increased psychosocial stress and loss of resources. The aim of this review is to assess the quantity, validity and consistency of empirical evidence examining economic contraction and birth outcomes. METHODS Empirical, English-language articles examining the effects of economic change at either the… CONTINUE READING

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