Differential mortality patterns from hydro-meteorological disasters: Evidence from cause-of-death data by age and sex
Using previously untapped cause-of-death data over the period 1995–2011 that were obtained from the WHO mortality database, and were based on the
civil registration records of 63 countries/territories, the study evaluates patterns of mortality among different population subgroups related to meteorological disasters in the spirit of model life tables.
Zagheni, Emilio; Muttarak, Raya; Striessnig, Erich. 2016. Differential mortality patterns from hydro-meteorological disasters: Evidence from cause-of-death data by age and sex. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):47–70DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s47
Using data of households affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, extracted from the Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) of the 2006 ACS , the study presents a micro-level migration-income model for a disaster of catastrophic dimensions.
Do Yun, S. and B. S. Waldorf. 2016. The day after the disaster: forced migration and income loss after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Journal of Regional Science 56(3): 420-441DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jors.12250
Using data from 2010 Opinions about the Environment and Global Warming (OEGW), a nationally representative survey of 3900 adults, the study investigated the relationships between climate change perceptions and climate-relevant behaviors, i.e. the actions individuals take to minimize the problem of global warming (mitigation actions) in Thailand.
Muttarak, Raya; Chankrajang, Thanyaporn. 2016. Who is concerned about and takes action on climate change? Gender and education divides among Thais. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):193–220DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s193
Based on the estimation from cross-country time series of natural disaster mortality for the years 1970–2010 in 174 countries, the study showed that countries with a higher proportion of women with at least secondary education experienced far fewer deaths due to climate-related extreme natural events.
Striessnig, Erich; Loichinger, Elke. 2016. Future differential vulnerability to natural disasters by level of education. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):221–240DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s221
The authors projected how the Human Development Index (HDI) that assessed the degree of vulnerability of future societies to extreme climatic events.
Cuaresma, Jesús Crespo; Lutz, Wolfgang. 2016. The demography of human development and climate change vulnerability: A projection exercise. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):241–261DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s241
This study examines the effect of extreme weather on mortality in Cyprus. It investigates the individual effect of meteorological indicators on mortality, as well as the role of particulate air pollution (PM10).
Tsangari, H., A. Paschalidou, S. Vardoulakis, C. Heaviside, Z. Konsoula, S. Christou, K. E. Georgiou, K. Ioannou, T. Mesimeris, S. Kleanthous, S. Pashiardis, P. Pavlou, P. Kassomenos and E. N. Yamasaki. 2016. Human mortality in Cyprus: the role of temperature and particulate air pollution. Regional Environmental Change 16(7): 1905-1913DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0793-2
Course Syllabus. In this course, students will critically assess the wide range of opinions about how the world should farm and eat, and how agriculture can evolve to reliably and equitably support large human population.
Meisterling, Kyle and Lina Barbosa. ENV S 149. World Agriculture, Food, and Population. Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
The authors discussed why demographers and population scientists should now be involved in climate change research. They provided four key points: while environmental aspects of classic demographic theories have not been emphasized in population research, there is evidence of recent change; the data and the methodological challenges that have discouraged demographers from integrating environmental considerations are being addressed; there are demographers who are emphasizing climate change; and, there are opportunities for including climate change issues in population
Hunter, Lori M. and Menken, Jane. 2016. Will climate change shift demography’s ‘normal science’? Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):23–28DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s23
The study make use of comparable internal and international migration surveys conducted over a 6-year period from 9812 origin households conducted in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Senegal along with two high-resolution gridded climate datasets derived from station and satellite data.
Gray, C. and E. Wise. 2016. Country-specific effects of climate variability on human migration. Climatic Change 135(3): 555-568.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-015-1592-y
The paper examines the connection between environmental events and migration fousing on why households migrated as a unit from affected areas following Cyclone Aila in the Khulna District, Bangladesh.
Saha, S. K. 2016. Cyclone Aila, livelihood stress, and migration: empirical evidence from coastal Bangladesh. Disasters, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/disa.12214DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/disa.12214