An econometric investigation of low birth weight in the United States

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Abstract

Gravelle (1984) describes the pitfalls that can arise in the specification of empirical models of mortality rates. This paper concentrates on the low birth rates in the United States, a major correlate of the infant mortality rate and a continuing source of concern for health policymakers, and attempts to provide a methodological framework that addresses the issues raised by Gravelle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-99
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Health Economics
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1991
Externally publishedYes

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