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Households and Heat Stress : Estimating the Distributional Consequences of Climate Change

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Park, Jisung
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Hallegatte, Stephane
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Bangalore, Mook
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Sandhoefner, Evan
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2015-12-18T19:18:25Z
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2015-12-18T19:18:25Z
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2015-11
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2017-12-14T04:05:31Z
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Recent economic research documents a range of adverse welfare consequences from extreme heat stress, including health, labor productivity, and direct consumption disutility impacts. Without rapid adaptation, climate change will increase the burden of heat stress experienced by much of the world’s population in the coming decades. What will the distributional consequences of this added heat stress be, and how might this affect optimal climate policy? Using detailed survey data of household wealth in 690,745 households across 52 countries, this paper finds evidence suggesting that the welfare impacts of added heat stress caused by climate change may be regressive. Specifically, the analysis finds that poorer households tend to be located in hotter locations across and within countries, and poorer individuals are more likely to work in occupations with greater exposure to the elements not only across but also within countries. These findings—combined with the fact that current social cost of carbon estimates do not include climate damages arising from the productivity impacts of heat stress—suggest that optimal climate policy, especially when allowing for declining marginal utility of consumption, involves more stringent abatement than currently suggested, and that redistributive adaptation policies may be required to reduce the mechanical inequities in welfare impacts arising from climate change.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/11/25250702/households-heat-stress-estimating-distributional-consequences-climate-change
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/23438
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7479
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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SUMMER TEMPERATURES
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ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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LOCAL TEMPERATURE
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COLDER CLIMATES
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IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS
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IMPLICATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
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METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION
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TEMPERATURE
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AIR QUALITY
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EXTREME TEMPERATURES
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TEMPERATURE RANGE
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EXTREME HEAT
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CARBON
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CONVERGENCE
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STORMS
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CLIMATES
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EMISSIONS
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GLOBAL MEAN SURFACE TEMPERATURE
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CARBON ESTIMATES
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GLOBAL MEAN SURFACE TEMPERATURE
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SEASONAL TEMPERATURE
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TEMPERATURE EXPOSURE
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TEMPERATE CLIMATES
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CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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AIR
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TEMPERATURE INCREASE
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HIGH TEMPERATURE
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TEMPERATURE STRESS
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CLIMATE DAMAGES
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INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
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CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
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CLIMATE‐ CHANGE STRATEGIES
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EXTREME HEAT EVENTS
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CLIMATE‐CHANGE
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CLIMATE POLICIES
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CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
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CAPACITY
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TEMPERATURE INCREASES
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TEMPERATURE IMPACTS
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SURFACE TEMPERATURES
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CLIMATE ADAPTATION
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CLIMATE‐POLICY
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AIR CONDITIONING
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CLIMATE‐ CHANGE
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TEMPERATURE DATA
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RAINFALL
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WARMER TEMPERATURES
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SURFACE TEMPERATURE
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MEAN TEMPERATURE
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TEMPERATURE VARIATION
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TEMPERATURE RISES
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IMPACTS OF TEMPERATURE
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COLD CLIMATE
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CLIMATE MODELS
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PRECIPITATION
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EXTREME TEMPERATURE
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TEMPERATURE STRESS
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ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURES
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DEGREE DAYS
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IMPACTS OF TEMPERATURE
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TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION
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CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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IMPACTS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE
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AIR CONDITIONING
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LEAD
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CLIMATE CHANGE
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SCIENCE
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METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION
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GLOBAL CLIMATE
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HIGH TEMPERATURE
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TEMPERATURE VARIABILITY
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CLIMATE IMPACTS
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CLIMATE DATA
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HIGH TEMPERATURES
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TEMPERATURE LEVEL
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WARMER CLIMATE
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CLIMATE
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EXTREME HEAT
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SOCIAL COST OF CARBON
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CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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CLIMATIC RESEARCH
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SEA‐LEVEL RISE
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CLIMATE DAMAGE
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SURFACE TEMPERATURE INCREASE
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DAILY TEMPERATURE
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FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE
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CLIMATE MITIGATION
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GLOBAL TEMPERATURE
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GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
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CLIMATIC FACTORS
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AMBIENT TEMPERATURES
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SUMMER TEMPERATURE
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CLIMATE” VARIABLE
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CLIMATE MITIGATION
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COST OF CARBON
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AIR QUALITY
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CLIMATE DAMAGE
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EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE
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COLD CLIMATES
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CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE
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LOCAL CLIMATE
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CLIMATE EXTREMES
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CLIMATE IMPACTS
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IMPLICATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
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TEMPERATURES
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CLIMATE CONDITIONS
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MEAN TEMPERATURE
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CRU
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CLIMATE POLICY
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COLDER CLIMATE
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TEMPERATURE EXPOSURE
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ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
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IMPACT OF TEMPERATURE
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CLOUD COVER
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ENERGY
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EXTREME HEAT EVENTS
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Households and Heat Stress
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Estimating the Distributional Consequences of Climate Change
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Working Paper
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2015-11-09
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/11/25250702/households-heat-stress-estimating-distributional-consequences-climate-change
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10.1596/1813-9450-7479
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090224b083197124_1_0
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25250702
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WPS7479
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en
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Climate Change Economics
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Environment :: Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
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World Bank Group’s Climate Change Cross-Cutting Solutions Area

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