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Short-term and long-term effects of GDP on traffic deaths in 18 OECD countries, 1960-2011.

Authors
  • Dadgar, Iman1
  • Norström, Thor1
  • 1 Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2017
Volume
71
Issue
2
Pages
146–153
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2015-207138
PMID: 27531843
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

An increase in GDP leads to an immediate increase in traffic deaths. However, after the mid-1970s this short-term effect is more than outweighed by a markedly stronger protective long-term effect, whereas the reverse is true for the period before the mid-1970s.

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