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Poverty, Pollution, and Mortality: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in a Developing German Economy
I analyze the health impact of the 1918 “Spanish Flu” in South-West Germany and the harmful effects of poverty and air pollution on mortality.
Richard Franke - September 25, 2022
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Health progress and inequality: the first year of LRHM
Long Run Health Matters is one year old! This post puts together the research summaries published during the last year.
Daniel Gallardo Albarrán - September 10, 2022
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Seasonality in the Age of Pandemics, 1817-1920
Asia particularly suffered from the cholera, plague and influenza pandemics between 1817 and 1920. This piece highlights the various ways in which ‘seasonality’ mattered in those three pandemics.
Chinmay Tumbe - July 10, 2022
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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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Are autocracies better at delivering on growth promises? Not really—a new paper soon out in the JPE argues that the GDP stats are very extremely fake.

The Queen's death has been attributed to 'old age' - this cause of death has an interesting history. A brief thread:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/29/queen-elizabeth-died-of-old-age-death-certificate-says

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