Natural disasters and mental health: A quantile approach
Nadezhda Baryshnikova and
Ngoc T.A. Pham
Economics Letters, 2019, vol. 180, issue C, 62-66
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)
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