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Home | Events | Public Health Policy At Scale: Impact of a Government-sponsored Information Campaign on Infant Mortality in Denmark
Seminar

Public Health Policy At Scale: Impact of a Government-sponsored Information Campaign on Infant Mortality in Denmark


  • Series
  • Speaker(s)
    Onur Altindag (Bentley University, United States)
  • Field
    Empirical Microeconomics
  • Location
    Online
  • Date and time

    June 01, 2021
    15:00 - 16:00

We evaluate the impact of a nationwide public health intervention on deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), using population data from Denmark in a regression discontinuity research design. The information campaign–implemented primarily through a universal nurse home visiting program–reduced infant mortality by 17.6 percent and saved between 11.5-14.5 lives over 10,000 births. The estimated effect sizes are 11-14 times larger among low birthweight and preterm infants relative to the overall population. Improvement in infant mortality is concentrated among those with lower socio-economic status and with limited access to health information, thereby reducing health inequities at birth in Denmark.

https://eur-nl.zoom.us/j/97119527116

Meeting ID: 971 1952 7116