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The social and economic impacts of drought

Edwards, Benjamin; Gray, Matthew; Hunter, Boyd


Although the economic and environmental impacts of drought have been widely studied, few large-scale studies have examined the broader social impacts of drought. To fill this knowledge gap, the Australian Institute of Family Studies undertook the Regional and Rural Families Survey in 2007, when a significant part of Australia was experiencing a severe drought. This paper analyses that survey to measure the extent to which drought affects a range of economic, health and social outcomes. Drought...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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