How are U.S. Natural Disasters and Birth Rates Connected?
The decision to have children is one that involves many calculations, financial stability, familial support, job security to name a few. Uncertainty can affect each of those calculations. How does the uncertainty surrounding natural disasters affect that decision? Using Fixed–Effects models, I examine if particular types of natural disaster at the month level, considering conception in the twelve months after a storm and for four years after that, see any change in the birth rate at the county-month level after these incidents. This could be of particular interest to policy makers as they consider disaster preparedness and also examine any impact on their population that affects community resources and even their future tax base.
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