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The effect of the Great Blackout of 1965 on births in New York City

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A comparison of the number of births in New York City nine months after the Great Blackout of 1965 with comparable periods for the previous five years shows no increase in births associated with the blackout.

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Udry, J.R. The effect of the Great Blackout of 1965 on births in New York City. Demography 7, 325–327 (1970).

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