Publication: Natural Disasters and Human Capital Accumulation
Cuaresma, Jesus Crespo
The empirical literature on the relationship between natural disaster risk and investment in education is inconclusive. Model averaging methods in a framework of cross-country 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.
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“Cuaresma, Jesus Crespo. 2010. Natural Disasters and Human Capital Accumulation. World Bank Economic Review. © World Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/4522 License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO.”
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