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Surface Water Quality and Infant Mortality in China

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  • Guojun He
  • Jeffrey M. Perloff

Surface water pollution has a significant, nonmonotonic effect on the infant mortality rate in China. As surface water quality deteriorates, the infant mortality rate first increases and then decreases. Thus, moderate levels of pollution--in the absence of good information on water quality--are the most dangerous.

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File URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/687603
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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Volume (Year): 65 (2016)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 119-139

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Handle: RePEc:ucp:ecdecc:doi:10.1086/687603
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  1. Janet Currie & Joshua Graff Zivin & Katherine Meckel & Matthew Neidell & Wolfram Schlenker, 2013. "Something in the water: contaminated drinking water and infant health," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 46(3), pages 791-810, August.
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