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Weather-Related Home Damage and Subjective Well-Being

Nicholas Gunby and Tom Coupé
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Nicholas Gunby: University of Canterbury

Environmental & Resource Economics, 2023, vol. 84, issue 2, No 3, 409-438

Abstract: Abstract Climate change is causing weather-related natural disasters to become both more frequent and more severe. We contribute to the literature on the economic impact of these disasters by using Australian data for the period 2009 to 2019 to estimate the effect of experiencing weather-related home damage on three measures of subjective well-being. Overall, we find little evidence of a statistically significant or sizable negative effect, on average, of weather-related home damage on subjective well-being.

Keywords: climate change; subjective wellbeing; weather; Q54; I31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023
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