24.07.2023 New Publication: Years of life lost to revolution and war in Iran

How was life expectancy in Iran affected by the Islamic Revolution and subsequent war with Iraq? If there had been no revolution and war in Iran, how would the life expectancy of Iranians have developed?

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A new study by Mohammad Reza Farzanegan which is published open access in the Review of Development Economics examines the joint effect of regime change and the war against Iraq on life expectancy in Iran between 1978 and 1988.

The results indicate that an average Iranian's total life expectancy would have been approximately five years longer without the revolution and war. The revolution had a moderate long-term impact on total life expectancy at birth, with the most significant influence being attributed to the war itself, particularly on male life expectancy. The main findings are robust to a series of tests, including placebo tests. Study investigates possible reasons that may explain the impact on longevity.

Read the full paper at:  https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.13030

How to cite:
Farzanegan, M. R. (2023). Years of life lost to revolution and war in Iran. Review of Development Economics,  https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.13030