Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Commerce
   Position   Senior Assistant Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2020/08
Type Academic Journal
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Particulate air pollution, birth outcomes, and infant mortality: Evidence from Japan's automobile emission control law of 1992.
Contribution Type Co-authored (first author)
Journal SSM - population health
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Page 11,pp.100590
Author and coauthor Inoue Tatsuki, Nunokawa Nana, Kurisu Daisuke, Ogasawara Kota
Details This study investigates the impacts of the Automobile NOx Law of 1992 on ambient air pollutants and fetal and infant health outcomes in Japan. Using panel data taken from more than 1500 monitoring stations between 1987 and 1997, we find that NOx and SO2 levels reduced by 5% and 11%, respectively in regulated areas following the 1992 regulation. In addition, using a municipal-level panel data set from Japan's Vital Statistics Survey and a difference-in-differences approach, we find that the regulation explains most of the improvements in the fetal death rate after the regulation came into effect. This study provides evidence on the positive impacts of this large-scale automobile regulation policy on fetal health.
DOI 10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100590
ISSN 2352-8273
PMID 32551355