Natural disasters and human capital accumulation

Crespo Cuaresma, J. (2010). Natural disasters and human capital accumulation. World Bank Economic Review 24 (2) 280-302. 10.1093/wber/lhq008.

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The empirical literature on the relationship between natural disaster risk and investment in education is inconclusive. Model averaging methods in a framework of cross-country and panel regressions show an extremely robust negative partial correlation between secondary school enrollment and natural disaster risk. This result is driven exclusively by geologic disasters. Exposure to natural disaster risk is a robust determinant of differences in secondary school enrollment between countries but not necessarily within countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural disasters; human capital; education; school enrollment; Bayesian model averaging
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: World Bank Economic Review; 24(2):280-302 (6 August 2010) (Published online 09 July 2010)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:43
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:38

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