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Replication data for: Does Forest Loss Increase Human Disease? Evidence from Nigeria

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Berazneva, Julia
  • Byker, Tanya S.
Publication Date
2017-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We examine the impact of forest loss on three infectious diseases attributed to modifiable environmental factors in the last decade in Nigeria. Geolinking a new high-resolution dataset of global forest change to child-level health data from the Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys from 2008 and 2013, we find that forest loss significantly increases the incidence of malaria, though it does not affect the incidence of diarrhea and respiratory diseases. The impact of forest loss on malaria is large and the dynamic pattern of the impact suggests a temporary ecological disturbance consistent with findings in the tropical medicine literature.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171132 (Text)
Publications
  • Berazneva, Julia, and Tanya S. Byker. “Does Forest Loss Increase Human Disease? Evidence from Nigeria.” American Economic Review 107, no. 5 (May 2017): 516–21. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20171132.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20171132 (DOI)

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

Berazneva, Julia; Byker, Tanya S. (2017): Replication data for: Does Forest Loss Increase Human Disease? Evidence from Nigeria. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113539