Can a bank crisis break your heart?
Meissner, Christopher M
King, Lawrence P
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
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Stuckler, D., Meissner, C. M., & King, L. P. (2008). Can a bank crisis break your heart?. Global Health https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-8603-4-1
BACKGROUND: To assess whether a banking system crisis increases short-term population cardiovascular mortality rates. METHODS: International, longitudinal multivariate regression analysis of cardiovascular disease mortality data from 1960 to 2002 RESULTS: A system-wide banking crisis increases population heart disease mortality rates by 6.4% (95% CI: 2.5% to 10.2%, p < 0.01) in high income countries, after controlling for economic change, macroeconomic instability, and population age and social distribution. The estimated effect is nearly four times as large in low income countries. CONCLUSION: Banking crises are a significant determinant of short-term increases in heart disease mortality rates, and may have more severe consequences for developing countries.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-8603-4-1
This record's URL: http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/237992
Rights Holder: Stuckler et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.