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ERIC Number: EJ889244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
The Needs of the Army: Using Compulsory Relocation in the Military to Estimate the Effect of Air Pollutants on Children's Health
Lleras-Muney, Adriana
Journal of Human Resources, v45 n3 p549-590 Sum 2010
Recent research suggests that pollution has a large impact on asthma and other respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. But this relationship and its implications are not well understood. I use changes in location due to military transfers, which occur entirely to satisfy the needs of the army, to identify the causal impact of pollution on children's respiratory hospitalizations. I use individual-level data of military families and their dependents, matched at the zip code level with pollution data, for the period 1989-95. I find that for military children only ozone appears to have an adverse effect on health, although not for infants. (Contains 5 figures, 7 tables, and 34 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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