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

Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University