The Weight of the Crisis : Evidence From Newborns in Argentina

  title={The Weight of the Crisis : Evidence From Newborns in Argentina},
  author={Carlos G Bozzoli and Berlin Climent Quintana-Domeque},
Argentina hit world news headlines in 2002 due to the largest debt-default in history and a sudden economic collapse reminiscent of economic statistics from the Great Depression. In this article, we focus on other consequences of the crisis that are not so obvious, but that may linger for decades on. Combining macroeconomic indicators with the Argentine national registry of live births, approximately 1.9 million live births occurring between 2001 and 2003, we show that the crisis led to an… CONTINUE READING
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