Utilize este identificador para referenciar este registo: http://hdl.handle.net/1822/4422

TítuloMaternal smoking during pregnancy and birthweight : a propensity score matching approach
Autor(es)Veiga, Paula Alexandra
Wilder, Ronald P.
Palavras-chaveSmoking
Birth outcomes
Causal effects
Propensity score and matching
DataJan-2006
EditoraUniversidade do Minho - Núcleo de Investigação em Microeconomia Aplicada
CitaçãoVEIGA, Paula ; WILDER, Ronald P. - "Maternal smoking during pregnancy and birthweight : a propensity score matching approach". Braga : Universidade do Minho - Núcleo de Investigação em Microeconomia Aplicada, 2006. Disponível em http://nima.eeg.uminho.pt
Relatório da Série N.ºWorking Papers NIMA
32
Resumo(s)There is accumulated evidence of the existence of a deleterious effect of smoking on birth outcomes. Whether there is a causal link or a mere statistical association is not clear. Understanding the effect of smoking on pregnancy is a critical issue because of the public policy implications for dissuading maternal smoking. This study was designed to distinguish causal links from statistical association in the relationship between fetal exposure to maternal smoking and birth outcomes. Although the task involves several aspects of estimation we restrict our focus to the issue of self-selection. We explore this issue by using the propensity score method and compare that with parametric estimators. First we estimate the treatment effect of smoking during pregnancy on different birth outcomes. Then, we extend the method to the case of the multi-treatment “intensity of smoking”. The deleterious effect of smoking is found robust to the different estimation methods used.
TipoworkingPaper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/4422
AcessoopenAccess
Aparece nas coleções:NIMA - Documentos de Trabalho/Working Papers

Ficheiros deste registo:
Ficheiro Descrição TamanhoFormato 
wp32.pdfWorking Paper 32174,31 kBAdobe PDFVer/Abrir

Partilhe no FacebookPartilhe no TwitterPartilhe no DeliciousPartilhe no LinkedInPartilhe no DiggAdicionar ao Google BookmarksPartilhe no MySpacePartilhe no Orkut
Exporte no formato BibTex mendeley Exporte no formato Endnote Adicione ao seu Currículo DeGóis