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Long Run Health Repercussions of Drought Shocks: Evidence from South African Homelands

Taryn Dinkelman

NBER Working Paper No. 21440
Issued in July 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

The paper benefited greatly from discussions with Douglas Almond, Patricia Anderson, Eric Edmonds and Erzo Luttmer and seminar participants at Columbia University, the Minneapolis and St. Louis Federal Reserve Banks, Washington University in St. Louis, the April 2012 BREAD pre-conference, the junior faculty lunch seminar at Dartmouth College and the NBER Summer Institute 2013. Support for this research was provided by the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Grant R03HD069060-01). All views expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of the federal government. An earlier version of this paper was circulated under the title “Mitigating long-run health effects of drought: Evidence from South Africa”, Bread Working Paper No. 407, December 2013. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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