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Feb

21

Wednesday

All Gone Belly Up. Immigration and the Rise in Caesarean Sections in the UK

3.00pm

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This seminar is part of the Department of Economics Seminar Series 2018-19. The seminars are open to all - no registration necessary. If you would like to receive email notification of the Department’s seminars, please send your request to Kim.Edmunds.1@city.ac.uk.

Abstract

Speaker: Prof Jonathan Wadsworth (Royal Holloway University of London)

Despite being almost 50% more expensive, the incidence of caesarean section births in the UK has grown from around 10% of all births to 28% of all births over the last 20 years. At the same time the share of new mothers who were born overseas has risen alongside the share of immigrants among health professionals.

The paper examines whether and, if so, how there may be a causal link between these trends. We set up a model of CS deliveries that demonstrates a potential role for immigration in the preference set of both new mothers and health professionals. We then take the model to a local area panel data set that has 20 years of time varying information on CS incidence and immigrant shares of new mothers and health professionals.

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When & where

3.00pm - 4.30pmWednesday 21st February 2018

D427 Social Sciences Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom