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Crisis and Human Biology

Tom Vogl and Prashant Bharadwaj
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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.

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2015-05
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