Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Wildfires on Children's Height and Weight: Evidence from Russia
In this paper, we investigate whether prenatal exposure to forest fires affects children’s health in Russia. We show that in-utero exposure to forest fires in the first trimester is associated with reductions in body height but not weight. More specifically, we find that an exposure to a standard-deviation increase in the area burned in the neighborhood in the first trimester reduces standardized height among children aged below 16 years old by about 0.03 standard deviations. We conduct a battery of robustness checks and yield similar results.
Click the button and follow the links to connect to the full text. (KDI CL members only)
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.