Particulate air pollution, birth outcomes, and infant mortality: Evidence from Japan's automobile emission control law of 1992

@article{Inoue2020ParticulateAP,
  title={Particulate air pollution, birth outcomes, and infant mortality: Evidence from Japan's automobile emission control law of 1992},
  author={Tatsuki Inoue and Nana Nunokawa and Daisuke Kurisu and Kota Ogasawara},
  journal={SSM - Population Health},
  year={2020},
  volume={11}
}
This study investigates the impacts of the Automobile NOx Law of 1992 on ambient air pollutants and fetal and infant health outcomes in Japan. Using panel data taken from more than 1500 monitoring stations between 1987 and 1997, we find that NOx and SO2 levels reduced by 5% and 11%, respectively in regulated areas following the 1992 regulation. In addition, using a municipal-level panel data set from Japan's Vital Statistics Survey and a difference-in-differences approach, we find that the… 

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