Mortality From the Influenza Pandemic of 1918–1919: The Case of India

  title={Mortality From the Influenza Pandemic of 1918–1919: The Case of India},
  author={S. Chandra and Goran Kuljanin and Jennifer M. Wray},
  • S. Chandra, Goran Kuljanin, Jennifer M. Wray
  • Published 2012
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Demography
  • Estimates of worldwide mortality from the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 vary widely, from 15 million to 100 million. In terms of loss of life, India was the focal point of this profound demographic event. In this article, we calculate mortality from the influenza pandemic in India using panel data models and data from the Census of India. The new estimates suggest that for the districts included in the sample, mortality was at most 13.88 million, compared with 17.21 million when calculated… CONTINUE READING

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