Population and Environment recently published Aashish’s new research titled “Where there is smoke: Solid Fuel externalities, gender, and adult respiratory health in India.” This paper studies the determination of respiratory health in India using data on lung obstruction from the WHO Survey of Global Ageing and Adult Health (WHO-SAGE 2007–2008). The main findings of the study are:
-Smokers and members of households that use solid fuels (wood, biomass, coal, or dung) for cooking have a higher lung obstruction.
-Even if a respondent’s household uses clean fuels, their lung obstruction is higher if their neighbor’s use solid fuels.
– The influence of determinants is patterned by gender
Read more and download the paper here