MORTALITY AND FINANCIAL CRISES
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 26, Issue 7, pages 939–948, October 2014
How to Cite
2014), MORTALITY AND FINANCIAL CRISES, J. Int. Dev., 26, pages 939–948, doi: 10.1002/jid.2982, and (
- Issue published online: 7 OCT 2014
- Article first published online: 3 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 21 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 29 SEP 2012
- financial crisis
Drawing on a dataset covering more than 100 countries from 1970 to 2007, we estimate the impact of different types of financial crises on male and female mortality. We find that only currency crises have a direct short-term impact on mortality rates. We stylize our reading of the key empirical evidence of this paper in the following way: of three distinct types of financial crises, it is currency crises that have a direct short-term impact on mortality rates, and this is particularly the case for males. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.