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dc.contributor.authorDanzer, Alexander M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDanzer, Nataliaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:35:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:35:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201108173904en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51797-
dc.description.abstractThis paper assesses the long-term subjective well-being and mental health toll of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 in the general Ukrainian population and estimates the monetary differential necessary to compensate victims of the catastrophe. The analysis is based on two nationally representative Ukrainian data sets and reveals that even 20 years after the accident subjective well-being is negatively associated with self-reported assessments of having been affected by the catastrophe. The causal long-term effect of the disaster on life satisfaction is established by exploiting variation in official radiation data which are linked to survey respondents through information on their place of living in 1986. We find higher depression and trauma rates as well as poorer subjective life expectancy among those stronger affected by Chernobyl. Expressed in monetary terms, the estimated amount of income required to compensate for the experienced utility loss amounts to an annual cost of seven percent of Ukraine's GDP.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5906en_US
dc.subject.jelD60en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ28en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordChernobyl catastropheen_US
dc.subject.keywordsubjective well-beingen_US
dc.subject.keywordmental healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstrumental variableen_US
dc.titleThe long-term effects of the Chernobyl catastrophe on subjective well-being and mental healthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn67000927Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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