Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/127069
Authors: 
Yamamura, Eiji
Tsutsui, Yoshiro
Yamane, Chisako
Yamane, Shoko
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 903
Abstract: 
This paper uses panel data from Japan to explore how the Great East Japan Earthquake influenced the intention to leave one's place of residence by comparing the same individuals' responses before and after the earthquake. Controlling for unobserved individual fixed effects and various individual characteristics, we found that (1) people were more willing to leave their place of residence after the disaster when they lived nearer to Fukushima, (2) the effect of the disaster on intention to leave was reinforced when respondents had a small child, and (3) after dividing sample by gender, such tendencies were observed among women but not among men. From the last finding, we conclude that differences between men and women in perceived risk lead to differences in mobility intentions.
Subjects: 
geographical mobility
disaster
perceived risk
JEL: 
Q54
J15
J61
D89
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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