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The hand of God or death : mitigating earthquake fatalities through aid and infrastructure

by Miller, Elyse Nicole

Abstract

Through the perspective of the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, I examine the factors that decrease earthquake death tolls. I find that each additional dollar of aid per capita received by a nation two years prior to a quake causes a 2.36 percent decline in fatalities from the event; investment in infrastructure has ambiguous results. Furthermore, I conclude that the death toll of the Haitian quake was atypically high when compared to earthquakes of similar magnitude.

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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:8043
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
60 pages : illustrations (some color)
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Kapuria-Foreman, Vibha
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2013