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Natural Disasters and Human Capital Accumulation

Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus (2010) Natural Disasters and Human Capital Accumulation. The World Bank Economic Review, 24 (2). pp. 280-302. ISSN 0258-6770

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The empirical literature on the relationship between natural disaster risk and investment in education is inconclusive. Model averaging methods in a framework of crosscountry and panel regressions show an extremely robust negative partial correlation between secondary school enrollment and natural disaster risk. This result is driven exclusively by geologic disasters. Exposure to natural disaster risk is a robust determinant of differences in secondary school enrollment between countries but not necessarily within countries Natural disasters, human capital, education, school enrollment, Bayesian model averaging.

Item Type: Article
Classification Codes: JEL Q54, I20, E24, C11
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 07:54
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URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5541


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