Does grief transfer across generations? In-utero deaths and child outcomes

Sandra E. Black, Paul Devereux, Kjell G. Salvanes 20 August 2014

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What is the effect of stress while pregnant on the health of the baby? This is a question faced by all women – both in developed and developing countries. Indeed, in developed countries, stress may be more prevalent than many physical stressors such as nutritional deficiencies. Despite the pervasiveness of stress in modern society, particularly during pregnancy, we have a very limited understanding of the effect on children’s health when they are born, and whether there are any long-term negative effects in terms of cognitive development and on labour market outcomes.

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Topics:  Health economics

Tags:  health, pregnancy, stress, grief, bereavement

Drinking during pregnancy and children’s test scores

Sarah Lewis, Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder, George L Wehby, Luisa Zuccolo 08 March 2014

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The US Surgeon General first published a report on drinking during pregnancy in 1981, drawing attention to the link between prenatal alcohol consumption and birth defects (Office of the US Surgeon General 1981). The detrimental effects of excessive drinking during pregnancy are now well-known – it potentially leads to a pattern of mental and physical defects known as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The effects of low-to-moderate drinking, however, are less conclusive, and there is no consensus as to what level of exposure is toxic to the foetus.

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Topics:  Health economics

Tags:  education, alcohol, pregnancy

The effect of maternal fasting during pregnancy

Douglas Almond interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam,

Date Published

Fri, 11/06/2009

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See Also

Related research here and here.

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Topics

Health economics
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health, pregnancy, Ramadan, Centre for Market and Public Organisation

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