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Economics and Human Biology

Disease and Fertility: Evidence from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Sweden

Scientific Article in English
Reference
Boberg-Fazlić, Nina, Maryna Ivets, Martin Karlsson and Therese Nilsson (forthcoming). “Disease and Fertility: Evidence from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Sweden”. Economics and Human Biology. doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2021.101020

Authors
Nina Boberg-Fazlić, Maryna Ivets, Martin Karlsson, Therese Nilsson

This paper studies the effect of the 1918–19 influenza pandemic on fertility using a historical dataset from Sweden. Our results suggest an immediate reduction in fertility driven by morbidity, and additional behavioral effects driven by mortality.