Sunday, March 8, 2009

Economic Collapse Could Lead to 200,000 more Babies Dying

World Bank Economist Jorge Arbache has revised his earlier estimate of the number of infants in Africa who may die as a result of the global recession downwards from 700,000. See full article here.
“I know these days it seems economists are blaming everything on the recession,” said Arbache. “But there is historical proof that sustained periods of deceleration [economic slump] have a direct impact on governance, small conflicts, life spans and, also, mortality.”

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