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The Human Capital Legacy Of A Trade Embargo

Chakravarty, Abhishek, Parey, Matthias and Wright, Greg C. (2020) The Human Capital Legacy Of A Trade Embargo Journal of the European Economic Association.

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Abstract

We estimate the effects of in-utero exposure to a trade embargo on survival and human capital in an import-dependent developing country. Using a regression discontinuity design, we find that a nearly comprehensive embargo imposed by India on Nepal in 1989 led to a large decline in reported live births, and increased early life mortality. The decline in births is concentrated in poorer, more remote districts, and is sharper for female births than male births, consistent with documented gender discrimination. Women survivors of exposure are more educated in adulthood than unexposed cohorts.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Chakravarty, Abhishek
Parey, Matthiasm.parey@surrey.ac.uk
Wright, Greg C.
Date : 2020
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of European Economic Association. This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals
Uncontrolled Keywords : In-utero; Trade embargo; Long-term health
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 16 Jun 2020 11:22
Last Modified : 16 Jun 2020 11:22
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/857992

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