Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87530
Authors: 
Husby, Trond G.
de Groot, Henri L.F.
Hofkes, Marjan W.
Dröes, Martijn I.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 13-159/VIII
Abstract: 
This study investigates the short- and long-run impact on population dynamics of the major flood in the Netherlands in 1953. A dynamic difference-in-differences analysis reveals that the flood had an immediate negative impact on population growth, but limited long term effects. In contrast, the resulting flood protection programme (Deltaworks), had a persisting positive effect on population growth. As a result, there has been an increase in population in flood prone areas.
Subjects: 
regional population dynamics
natural disasters
flood risk management
JEL: 
H12
J10
N34
Q54
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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