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Why is Infant Mortality Higher in the US than in Europe?

Alice Chen, Emily Oster, Heidi Williams

NBER Working Paper No. 20525
Issued in September 2014, Revised in August 2015

---- Acknowledgements ----

We thank Franz Bilek, Anita Mikulasek, and Ursula Shuster for assistance in accessing the Austrian data; and Gissler Mika, Irmeli Penttilä, and Arto Vuori for assistance in accessing the Finnish data. We gratefully acknowledge comments from Dan Fetter, Amy Finkelstein, Michael Greenstone, Amanda Kowalski, Doug Miller, and seminar participants at Brown University, the NBER Health Care meeting, MIT, Northwestern University, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Stanford, and Wharton; research assistance from Toby Chaiken, Hailey Nguyen, and Sophie Sun; and financial support from the Neubauer Family (Oster), NIA Grant Number T32-AG000186 to the NBER (Williams), and NSF Grant Number 1151497 (Williams). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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