Maternal Health and the Baby Boom
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We thank Jerome Adda, Joshua Aizenman, Andy Atkeson, Hoyt Bleakley, Miriam Bruhn, Francisco Buera, Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, Claudia Goldin, Jeremy Greenwood, Michael Haines, Christian Hellwig, Sok Chul Hong, Andrea Ichino, Nir Jaimovich, Larry Katz, Dirk Krueger, Adriana Lleras-Muney, David Lyle, Lee Ohanian, Nicola Pavoni, Valerie Ramey, Garey Ramey, Fabiano Schivardi, Robert Tamura, Michele Tertilt, Guillaume Vanderbroucke, and seminar participants at UCLA, UCSC, UCSD, Stanford, the NBER Macroeconomics Across Time and Space and Development of the American Economy Groups, the NY-Philadelphia Quantitative Macroeconomics Workshop, Columbia University, Georgetown University, UCL, Universita' Federico II, the Bank of Italy and the European University Institute for helpful comments and suggestions. We are grateful to Maria J. Prados for outstanding research assistance and Junya Khan-Lang and Vighnesh Subramanyan who contributed to data collection. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant SES 0820135. Stefania Albanesi gratefully acknowledges financial support and hospitality from the Hoover Institution and EIEF while working on this project. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.