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Replication data for: Why Is Infant Mortality Higher in the United States Than in Europe?

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Chen, Alice
  • Oster, Emily
  • Williams, Heidi
Publication Date
2016-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    The United States has higher infant mortality than peer countries. In this paper, we combine microdata from the United States with similar data from four European countries to investigate this US infant mortality disadvantage. The US disadvantage persists after adjusting for potential differential reporting of births near the threshold of viability. While the importance of birth weight varies across comparison countries, relative to all comparison countries the United States has similar neonatal (<1 month) mortality but higher postneonatal (1–12 months) mortality. We document similar patterns across census divisions within the United States. The postneonatal mortality disadvantage is driven by poor birth outcomes among lower socioeconomic status individuals. (JEL I12, I14, I32, J14)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20140224 (Text)
Publications
  • Chen, Alice, Emily Oster, and Heidi Williams. “Why Is Infant Mortality Higher in the United States than in Europe?” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8, no. 2 (May 2016): 89–124. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20140224.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20140224 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Chen, Alice; Oster, Emily; Williams, Heidi (2016): Replication data for: Why Is Infant Mortality Higher in the United States Than in Europe?. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114615