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Global climate change and the resurgence of tropical disease: an economic approach

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How will global climate change affect the prevalence of tropical diseases? In general, warmer temperatures will expand the areas in which these diseases are endemic. However, if households can take actions to protect themselves from disease—such as purchasing bednets or insecticidal sprays—then economic factors may greatly mitigate the effects of climate change. These actions are costly, however, and particularly in poor countries, many households face borrowing constraints. A model of diseas...

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10.1080/08898480.2012.640868

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
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Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Mathematical Population Studies Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Pages:
51-62
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1547-724X
ISSN:
0889-8480
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601332
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2016-09-28

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