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The 1918 flu pandemic left Spain a more unequal country
Pandemics are often considered “big levelers” events. We show that the Spanish Flu, one of the deadliest pandemics in history, doesn’t fit this narrative in Spain, which became more unequal.
Joan Roses & colleagues - June 26, 2022
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The trend of emotional well-being in Nineteenth-century Britain
According to the language used in political pamphlets, the emotional well-being of British men neither increased nor decreased between 1800 and 1900, despite economic growth and material progress.
Pierre Lack - May 29, 2022
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The drivers of institutionalization among the elderly in Europe
Will future increases in life expectancy improve life quality? If we consider the elderly, this is unclear, especially among permanently institutionalized individuals, whose quality of life is often worse.
Beatriz Rodríguez Sánchez - May 15, 2022
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A Micro-Based Evaluation of  Water Projects
We demonstrate the potential of using existing micro-level data to credibly assess the impact of improved water provision on the household’s welfare.
Raymond Boadi Frempong & David Stadelmann - April 24, 2022
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The Spanish hospital system during the Franco dictatorship
The creation of the Spanish public hospital system during Franco’s dictatorship was marked by collaboration and competition with the private sector, due to limited funding and political struggles among elites.
Jerònia Pons-Pons & Margarita Vilar-Rodríguez - April 10, 2022
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The virtual eradication of the plague. An unsolved riddle of health progress
Both plague and smallpox used to exert a heavy death toll on society. We eradicated smallpox with a vaccine, but plague disappeared from most of human society for unknown reasons.
Boris V. Schmid - March 27, 2022
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Are mortality crises 'leveler' events?

Roses (@LSEEcHist), Basco (@UniBarcelona ) and Domenech (@uc3m) answer this studying the impact of the 1918 #influenza in #Spain.

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https://lrhmatters.com/drivers-of-health/the-1918-flu-pandemic-left-spain-a-more-unequal-country

From our archive: what is the link between #malnutrition and #disease?

Eric Schneider (@LSEEcHist) argues that poor nutrition did not influence getting infected, but it did impact sickness duration.

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https://lrhmatters.com/drivers-of-health/does-malnutrition-cause-disease

From our archive: did industrialization lead to worse health in Britain? Not really!

Romola Davenport (@CamUniCampop) argues that rapid urban growth wasn't necessarily correlated with higher rates of diseases.

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https://lrhmatters.com/drivers-of-health/urbanisation-and-disease-in-industrializing-britain

Thread on our survey on "A New Era in the Economics of Fertility."

Why a new era? Because everything has changed!

- The empirical regularities of fertility choice have reverted.

- The mechanisms emphasized by earlier research have lost relevance.

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