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The Child Health Impacts of Coal: Evidence from India’s Coal expansion | Sangita Vyas | Ideas for India

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In recent years, electricity generation from coal has rapidly increased in India.  Sangita Vyas, r.i.c.e. Research Fellow,  explores the consequences of India’s large and ongoing coal plant expansion on child health and human capital. It finds that children who are born exposed to a median-sized coal plant are shorter than those who are born with no coal plant exposure. Supporting air pollution as a channel, effects are larger among children living closer to coal plants.  Read more...

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