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Weather and Death in India

@inproceedings{Burgess2011WeatherAD,
  title={Weather and Death in India},
  author={R. Burgess and Olivier Deschenes and Dave Donaldson and Michael Greenstone},
  year={2011}
}
  • R. Burgess, Olivier Deschenes, +1 author Michael Greenstone
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
Weather uctuations have shaped the economic activities of humans for centuries. And in poor, developing countries, where large swathes of the population continue to depend on basic agriculture, the weather continues to be a key determinant of production and employment. This raises the possibility that weather shocks may translate into increases in mortality. To investigate this possibility we examine the relationship between weather and death across Indian districts between 1957 and 2000. Our… Expand

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