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Watersheds in Child Mortality: The Role of Effective Water and Sewerage Infrastructure, 1880 to 1920

Marcella Alsan, Claudia Goldin

NBER Working Paper No. 21263
Issued in June 2015, Revised in May 2018

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Previously circulated as "Watersheds in Infant Mortality: The Role of Effective Water and Sewerage Infrastructure, 1880 to 1915." We are grateful to Anjali Adukia, Ben Arnold, Jay Bhattacharya, Hoyt Bleakley, Prashant Bhardwaj, Pascaline Dupas, Steve Cicala, David Cutler, Daniel Fetter, Will Dow, Joseph Ferrie, Paul Gertler, Michael Haines, Rick Hornbeck, Larry Katz, Steve Luby, David Meltzer, Grant Miller, Nathan Nunn and participants at the DAE NBER Summer Institute, University of Chicago Harris School Seminar, the All-UC Conference “Unequal Chances and Unequal Outcomes in Economic History,” Harvard Economic History Workshop, the Mini-Conference on Inequality and Mortality at University of California, Berkeley and the Population Association of America Conference. For outstanding research assistance, we thank Natalia Emanuel, Megan Prasad, Ali Rohde, Alex Solis, Anlu Xing, Morgan Foy and Mario Javier Carrillo. We also thank the editor of this journal and the referees, who offered informed and beneficial suggestions. 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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