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Natural disasters and mental health: A quantile approach

Author:
Baryshnikova, Nadezhda V., Pham, Ngoc T.A.
Source:
Economics letters 2019 v.180 pp. 62-66
ISSN:
0165-1765
Subject:
disasters, economics, homeowners, mental health
Abstract:
This article investigates heterogeneity in the effect of experiencing natural disasters on mental health. Using Australian longitudinal data, we find that home owners generally show a reduction in mental health score after a disaster. There is a strong negative effect in the lowest two quantiles of the distribution for non-owners.
Agid:
6379398