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Natural disasters and mental health: A quantile approach

Nadezhda Baryshnikova and Ngoc T.A. Pham

Economics Letters, 2019, vol. 180, issue C, 62-66

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.

Keywords: Quantile treatment effects; Mental health; Disasters; Home owners (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 C23 I31 Q54 R2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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