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Short- and Long-Term Effects of the 1998 Bangladesh Flood on Rural Wages

Author : Valerie Mueller, Agnes Quisumbing | 2016
Published By: IFPRI

The Bangladesh Flood Impact panel household survey to evaluate how the 1998 “flood of the century” affected wages in Bangladesh. Long-term declines in wages were found where nonagricultural labor markets are more severely affected. We also evaluate how soil quality and proximity to auxiliary labor markets cushion labor markets against the disaster. The most compelling evidence shows that workers in areas further from centers of economic activity are more vulnerable to flood-induced wage losses.

URL : 20171122015227.pdf

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