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Replication data for: Growth, Pollution, and Life Expectancy: China from 1991-2012

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  • Ebenstein, Avraham
  • Fan, Maoyong
  • Greenstone, Michael
  • He, Guojun
  • Yin, Peng
  • Zhou, Maigeng
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  • Abstract

    This paper examines the relationship between income, pollution, and mortality in China from 1991-2012. Using first-difference models, we document a robust positive association between city-level GDP and life expectancy. We also find a negative association between city-level particulate air pollution exposure and life expectancy that is driven by elevated cardiorespiratory mortality rates. The results suggest that while China's unprecedented economic growth over the last two decades is associated with health improvements, pollution has served as a countervailing force.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20151094 (Text)
  • Ebenstein, Avraham, Maoyong Fan, Michael Greenstone, Guojun He, Peng Yin, and Maigeng Zhou. “Growth, Pollution, and Life Expectancy: China from 1991–2012.” American Economic Review 105, no. 5 (May 2015): 226–31.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20151094 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Ebenstein, Avraham; Fan, Maoyong; Greenstone, Michael; He, Guojun; Yin, Peng et. al. (2015): Replication data for: Growth, Pollution, and Life Expectancy: China from 1991-2012. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.