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    The long-term economic costs of the Great London Smog

    Ball, Alastair (2018) The long-term economic costs of the Great London Smog. Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    This paper studies the long-term economic effects of early exposure to the Great London Smog of 1952. Cohorts born in London are tracked for up to sixty years using the Office of National Statistics Longitudinal Study. Exposure to the four day smog reduced the size of the surviving cohort by 2% and caused lasting damage to human capital accumulation, employment, hours of work, and propensity to develop cancer.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPEF 1814
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Depositing User: Alastair Ball
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 13:56
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 18:01
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/25352

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