Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Commerce
   Position   Senior Assistant Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2018/04
Type Academic Journal
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Long-run effects of early childhood exposure to cholera on final height: Evidence from industrializing Japan.
Contribution Type Co-authored (other than first author)
Journal SSM - population health
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Page 4,pp.66-70
Author and coauthor Ogasawara Kota, Inoue Tatsuki
Details Pandemic cholera is one of the most topical and urgent issues in many developing countries. However, although a growing body of research has shown the negative long-run effects of infectious disease exposure on human health, the long-run influences of early childhood exposure to cholera have thus far been understudied. To bridge this gap in the body of knowledge, we draw both on new data describing adult height from 1899 to 1910 from comprehensive official Japanese army records and on data recording the regional variation in the intensity of cholera pandemics. By using a difference-in-differences estimation strategy, we find that exposure to pandemic cholera had stunting effects on the final height of men at that time. Our estimates also suggest that early-infancy exposure to cholera seems to have a stronger long-run effect on adult height than late-infancy exposure.
DOI 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.11.009
ISSN 2352-8273
PMID 29349274