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The effect school damages on educational outcomes in post-hurricane Jamaica

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dc.description.abstract Households and individuals in developing countries are faced with a multitude of risks which can cause severe variability in current income and affect investment in human capital. In Latin America and the Caribbean, some of the major sources of such risk are natural disasters which occur on a regular basis. In this paper, I investigate the effect of a widespread unanticipated shock, a hurricane, on the investment in child human capital in Jamaica. Specifically, I analyse the impact of hurricane Ivan (2004) on two educational indicators among school-aged children in Jamaica using data from the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC), and data on damages to schools due to the hurricane at the parish level. Preliminary results suggests that the passage of hurricane Ivan had no effect on the probability of attending school for 13 to 16 year olds and a negative effect on the number of days attended school for 13 to 16 year old girls from rural and other town areas. en
dc.title The effect school damages on educational outcomes in post-hurricane Jamaica en
dc.contributor.author Raeburn, Kaywana
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-31T21:50:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-31T21:50:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/48636
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working Paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Natural disasters
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Caribbean
dc.type Article


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