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IFS-STICERD Public Economics Seminar

Pregnancy Loss: Stress, Investment, and Subsequent Children

Aline Bütikofer (Norwegian School of Economics)

Wednesday 18 May 2022 12:30 - 13:30

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About this event

Pregnancy loss, which affects about 1 in 4 pregnancies, is often a traumatic, although unacknowledged, event which may alter prenatal stress and investments in subsequent pregnancies. Using Norwegian registry data, we exploit the random nature of single, early miscarriages to examine the impact of previous pregnancy loss on maternal investment, the birth and educational outcomes of subsequent children, and parental labor market outcomes. Pregnancy loss initially improves subsequent maternal investment and child outcomes, but effects become negative over time.

This seminar series is jointly organized by the IFS and STICERD.

IFS-STICERD Public Economics seminars are held on Wednesdays in term time at 16:30-17:30 ONLINE or at 12.30-12.45 IN PERSON at the IFS.

Seminar organisers: Stuart Adam (IFS), Monica Costa Dias (IFS), Xavier Jaravel (LSE), Camille Landais (LSE), Attila Lindner (UCL), Joana Naritomi (LSE), and Johannes Spinnewijn (LSE).

For further information please contact Lubala Chibwe, either by email: l.chibwe@lse.ac.uk.

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