Maternal Smoking Impact on the Delivery Cost: a population-based study in the Emilia-Romagna region

Balinskaite, Violeta (2014) Maternal Smoking Impact on the Delivery Cost: a population-based study in the Emilia-Romagna region, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Metodologia statistica per la ricerca scientifica, 26 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/6177.
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This doctoral thesis is devoted to the study of the causal effects of the maternal smoking on the delivery cost. The interest of economic consequences of smoking in pregnancy have been studied fairly extensively in the USA, and very little is known in European context. To identify the causal relation between different maternal smoking status and the delivery cost in the Emilia-Romagna region two distinct methods were used. The first - geometric multidimensional - is mainly based on the multivariate approach and involves computing and testing the global imbalance, classifying cases in order to generate well-matched comparison groups, and then computing treatment effects. The second - structural modelling - refers to a general methodological account of model-building and model-testing. The main idea of this approach is to decompose the global mechanism into sub-mechanisms though a recursive decomposition of a multivariate distribution.

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Balinskaite, Violeta
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Scuola di dottorato
Scienze economiche e statistiche
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Data di discussione
21 Gennaio 2014

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