The Cuban Revolution and Infant Mortality: A Synthetic Control Approach

  title={The Cuban Revolution and Infant Mortality: A Synthetic Control Approach},
  author={Jamie Bologna Pavlik and Vincent J. Geloso},
  journal={Child \& Adolescence Health eJournal},
Abstract The Cuban government often boasts that the country’s infant mortality rate has been low and falling since Fidel Castro’s revolution in 1959. However, because many Latin American countries have experienced similar decreases, and because Cuba historically enjoyed lower infant mortality rates than the rest of Latin America, it is unclear whether the government should get credit. We use the fact that Cuba underwent momentous and unique political changes to consider the effect of Castro’s… 


  • J. Devereux
  • Political Science, Economics
    Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History
  • 2021
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