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Publications [#239076] of Duncan Thomas

Journal Articles

  1. Frankenberg, E; Gillespie, T; Preston, S; Sikoki, B; Thomas, D, MORTALITY, THE FAMILY AND THE INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI., The Economic Journal, vol. 121 no. 554 (August, 2011), pp. F162-F182, ISSN 0013-0133 [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/08/18)

    Over 130,000 people died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The correlates of survival are examined using data from the Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and Recovery (STAR), a population-representative survey collected in Aceh and North Sumatra, Indonesia, before and after the tsunami. Children, older adults and females were the least likely to survive. Whereas socio-economic factors mattered relatively little, the evidence is consistent with physical strength playing a role. Pre-tsunami household composition is predictive of survival and suggests that stronger members sought to help weaker members: men helped their wives, parents and children, while women helped their children.

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