Thursday, April 11 / 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 90
Agriculture and Child Mortality

Chair: Abigail Weitzman, University of Michigan
Discussant: Aashish Gupta, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

1. Diffusion of Modern Crop Varieties Associated With 20th Century Infant Mortality DeclinesGordon McCord , University of California, San Diego.

2. Economic Downturns and Inequities in Birth Outcomes: Evidence From 148 Million U.S. BirthsClemens Noelke , Brandeis University; Chen Yu-Han, Brandeis University; Theresa L. Osypuk, University of Minnesota; Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Brandeis University.

3. Fire, Wind, and Smoke: Impact of Crop-Residue Burning on Infant Mortality in IndiaHemant Pullabhotla .

4. Insuring Girls’ Lives Against DroughtJagori Saha , Rhodes College; Joshua Merfeld, New York University.

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