Crisis and Human Biology
Tom Vogl and
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Tom Vogl: Princeton University, BREAD, and NBER
Prashant Bharadwaj: University of California San Diego, BREAD, and NBER
Working Papers from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Health and Wellbeing.
We review the literature on the effects of aggregate crises on human biological outcomes. The crises we consider are acute, severe, and unexpected negative events occurring at the population level: recessions, famines, epidemics, natural and environmental disasters, and wars. Our review of the literature suggests that the effects of aggregate crises on human biology are pervasive and long-lasting.
JEL-codes: I10 D74 Q11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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