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CIDR Seminar Series: Dean Spears "Heat, Humidity, and Infant Mortality in the Developing World"
Start Date: 2/1/2019Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 2/1/2019End Time: 3:30 PM
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Event Description:
The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) in collaboration with the Population Council, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, and the UN Population Division invite you to the next presentation of the Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series:

Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin and Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi

"Heat, Humidity, and Infant Mortality in the Developing World"

Abstract: We study how extreme temperature exposure impacts infant survival in the developing world. Our analysis overcomes the absence of vital registration systems in many poor countries, which has been a limiting factor in the temperature-mortality literature, by extracting birth histories from household surveys. Studying 53 developing countries that span the globe, we find impacts of hot days on infant mortality that are an order of magnitude larger than estimates from rich country studies, with humidity playing an important role. The size and implied geographic distribution of harms documented here have the potential to significantly alter assessments of optimal climate policy.

Paper is attached to this calendar posting.

Pre-Seminar: We will meet at 1:00pm to have lunch with the speaker

Talk will being at 1:30pm

Post-Seminar: CIDR fellows and Demography Certificate students are strongly encouraged to meet with the speaker after the seminar to discuss his work further and consult about graduate school, research, job market, career, etc.

Location Information:
Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus  (View Map)
55 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010
New York
Room: Room 14-280
Contact Information:
Name: Michael Marino
Phone: 646 660 6813
Dean Spears
Attachments For This Event:
    > Paper: "Heat, Humidity, and Infant Mortality in the Developing World"
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