Each year, many pregnant women fast from dawn to sunset during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Medical theory suggests that this may have negative long-term health effects on their offspring. Building upon the work of Almond & Mazumder (2008), and using Indonesian cross-sectional data, I show that people who were exposed to Ramadan fasting during their mother’s pregnancy have a poorer general health and are sick more often than people who were not exposed.

Speaker

Reyn van Ewijk

Date

28.05.2009 | 16:00 - 17:30 Uhr

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim

Room

Heinz König Hall