The Impact of Natural Disasters on Human Development and Poverty at the Municipal Level in Mexico
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CitationRodriguez-Oreggia, Eduardo. “The Impact of Natural Disasters on Human Development and Poverty at the Municipal Level in Mexico.” CID Research Fellow and Graduate Student Working Paper Series 2010.43, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, January 2010.
AbstractThis paper seeks to analyze the impact of natural hazards on human development and poverty at the municipal level in Mexico. We control for a set of geographical and natural location characteristics which make municipalities more prone to the occurrence of these events. We also employ a set of institutional, economic and demographic characteristics to control for baseline heterogeneity. Using an adjusted difference-in-difference regression with data for 2000 and 2005, results show a significant decrease of social indicators for general events, and especially for flood and droughts.
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