Chen, Ping-Yu and Chang, Chia-Lin and Chen, Chi-Chung (2010): Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Mortality in OECD Countries.
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The major contribution of this study is to combines both climatic and macroeconomic factors simultaneously in the estimation of mortality using the capital city of 22 OECD countries from the period 1990 to 2008. The empirical results provide strong evidences that higher income and a lower unemployment rate could reduce mortality rates, while the increases in precipitation and temperature variation have significantly positive impacts on the mortality rates. The effects of changing average temperature on mortality rates in summer and winter are asymmetrical and also depend on the location. Combining the future climate change scenarios with the estimation outcomes show that mortality rates in OECD countries in 2100 will be increased by 3.77% to 5.89%.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Mortality in OECD Countries|
|English Title:||Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Mortality in OECD Countries|
|Keywords:||Climate change; mortality; panel data model|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Behavior
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate ; Natural Disasters and Their Management ; Global Warming
|Depositing User:||Chia-Lin Chang|
|Date Deposited:||08. Jan 2011 01:57|
|Last Modified:||14. Apr 2015 02:15|
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