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

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



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.

Topics: Health economics
Tags: bereavement, grief, health, pregnancy, stress

Drinking during pregnancy and children’s test scores

Sarah Lewis, Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder, George L Wehby, Luisa Zuccolo, 8 March 2014



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).

Topics: Health economics
Tags: alcohol, education, pregnancy

The effect of maternal fasting during pregnancy

Douglas Almond interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 6 Nov 2009

Douglas Almond of Columbia University talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his research with Bhashkar Mazumder on women who are pregnant during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the impact of fasting on their children – in terms of birth weight and the likelihood of being a boy or girl, as well as later life health outcomes. The interview was recorded at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation in Bristol (UK) in October 2009.


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

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