Daniel Ramirez receives the Milton B. Dolinger Graduate Fellowship in the World War II Er
Congratulations to Daniel Ramirez who was awarded the Milton B. Dolinger Graduate Fellowship in the World War II Era for 2018-2019 to support his dissertation research Life After Starving in the Womb: a Study on the Effects of In-utero Malnutrition During World War II on Income and Health in Late-life. In the dissertation he examines the impact of the Dutch hunger winter of 1944-45 caused by the German occupation and embargo of the Netherlands. The embargo resulted in dramatic declines in caloric intake (to 500-700 calories/day) in the western provinces of the Netherlands. The dissertation takes advantage of this event as a natural experiment to examine the impact of severe nutritional deprivation in-utero on long term health and socioeconomic development.