Saving babies? Revisiting the effect of very low birth weight classification. Academic Article uri icon


  • We reconsider the effect of very low birth weight classification on infant mortality. We demonstrate that the estimates are highly sensitive to the exclusion of observations in the immediate vicinity of the 1,500-g threshold, weakening the confidence in the results originally reported in Almond, Doyle, Kowalski, and Williams (2010).

published proceedings

  • Q J Econ

altmetric score

  • 23.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Barreca, A. I., Guldi, M., Lindo, J. M., & Waddell, G. R.

citation count

  • 205

complete list of authors

  • Barreca, Alan I||Guldi, Melanie||Lindo, Jason M||Waddell, Glen R

publication date

  • November 2011