Surface Water Quality and Infant Mortality in China

Published on: 2016-05-27

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Surface Water Quality and Infant Mortality in China


HKUST IEMS Working Paper No. 2016-32

HE, Guojun; PERLOFF, Jeffrey



Surface water pollution has a significant, non-monotonic effect on the infant mortality rate in China. As surface water quality deteriorates, the infant mortality rate first increases and then decreases. Thus, moderate levels of pollution are the most dangerous.



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