Title

Saving babies? Revisiting the effect of very low birth weight classification

RIS ID

84060

Publication Details

Barreca, A. I., Guldi, M., Lindo, J. M. & Waddell, G. R. (2011). Saving babies? Revisiting the effect of very low birth weight classification. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126 (4), 2117-2123.

Abstract

We reconsider the effect of very low birth weight classification on infant mortality. We demonstrate that the estimates are highly sensitive to the exclusion of observations in the immediate vicinity of the 1,500-g threshold, weakening the confidence in the results originally reported in Almond, Doyle, Kowalski, and Williams (2010).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qje/qjr042