Temperature and the Seasonality of Births

  • David A. Lam
  • Jeffrey A. Miron
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 286)


The relation between human fertility and temperature has been the subject of extensive examination, with surprisingly inconclusive results. Despite the a priori plausibility that temperature affects fertility through behavioral or biological channels, existing attempts to identify these effects have had only limited success.


Seasonal Pattern Monthly Temperature Seasonal Fluctuation Cross Country Difference Summer Heat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Lam
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Miron
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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