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Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Mortality in OECD Countries

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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Abstract

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%.

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