The Effect of Maternal Stress on Birth Outcomes: Exploiting a Natural Experiment

@article{Torche2011TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Maternal Stress on Birth Outcomes: Exploiting a Natural Experiment},
  author={Florencia Torche},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2011},
  volume={48},
  pages={1473-1491}
}
A growing body of research highlights that in utero conditions are consequential for individual outcomes throughout the life cycle, but research assessing causal processes is scarce. This article examines the effect of one such condition—prenatal maternal stress—on birth weight, an early outcome shown to affect cognitive, educational, and socioeconomic attainment later in life. Exploiting a major earthquake as a source of acute stress and using a difference-in-difference methodology, I find… CONTINUE READING
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