EuHEA Seminar Series spring 2021
EuHEA seminar series, every Thursday at 14:00.
Presenting April 22nd
Nikolaos Prodromidis: The Long-Term Effects of Hospital Deliveries in Sweden
Chair: Ana Costa-Ramón
Discussant: Veronica Grembi
The seminars are for free.
This paper analyzes the long-term effects on mortality and socio-economic outcomes from being born in a maternity ward compared to home births.
We focus on two Swedish interventions that affected the costs of hospital deliveries and the supply of maternity wards during the 1926–46 period. Using exogenous variation from the supply of maternity wards to instrument the likelihood of giving birth in an institution, we find that giving birth in a maternity ward has substantial effects on later-life outcomes such as educational attainment and mortality.
We argue that a decrease in child morbidity from better treatment in the case of complications could be a likely explanation for the large gains from being born in a hospital. This interpretation is corroborated by evidence from primary school performance, which show a large reduction in the probability of performing in the left tail. In contrast to an immediate and large take-up in hospital deliveries as response to an increase in the supply of maternity wards, we find no increase in hospital births from the abolishment of fees – but instead some degree of displacement of high-SES parents.
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In response to the cancellation of the in-person EuHEA 2020 conference in Oslo, the EuHEA Seminar Series was launched with the joint efforts of Oslo’s scientific committee, EuHEA and countries’ representatives. Invitation of seminar speakers was initially guided by review scores for papers submitted to the EuHEA 2020 conference in Oslo. The web-based seminars provided a venue for bringing together the Health Economics community for sharing and discussing research. Following the success of the virtual seminar series in fall 2020, seminars will continue in 2021.