Mortality and financial crises

Christopher J. Gerry*, Tomasz M. Mickiewicz, Zlatko Nikoloski

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Drawing on a dataset covering more than 100 countries from 1970 to 2007, we estimate the impact of different types of financial crises on male and female mortality. We find that only currency crises have a direct short-term impact on mortality rates. We stylize our reading of the key empirical evidence of this paper in the following way: of three distinct types of financial crises, it is currency crises that have a direct short-term impact on mortality rates, and this is particularly the case for males.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-948
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of International Development
Issue number7
Early online date3 Dec 2013
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Bibliographical note

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Gerry, C. J., Mickiewicz, T. M., & Nikoloski, Z. (2015). Mortality and financial crises. Journal of international development , 26(7), 939-948., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.


  • financial crisis
  • health
  • mortality


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