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Did Hurricane Katrina Reduce Mortality

  title={Did Hurricane Katrina Reduce Mortality},
  author={R. Kaestner},
  journal={arXiv: General Economics},
  • R. Kaestner
  • Published 2020
  • Geography, Economics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: General Economics
In a recent article in the American Economic Review, Tatyana Deryugina and David Molitor (DM) analyzed the effect of Hurricane Katrina on the mortality of elderly and disabled residents of New Orleans. The authors concluded that Hurricane Katrina improved the eight-year survival rate of elderly and disabled residents of New Orleans by 3% and that most of this decline in mortality was due to declines in mortality among those who moved to places with lower mortality. In this article, I provide a… Expand

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