UPM Institutional Repository

Determinants of flood fatalities: evidence from a panel data of 79 countries


Padli, Jaharudin and Habibullah, Muzafar Shah and Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2013) Determinants of flood fatalities: evidence from a panel data of 79 countries. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 21 (spec. Sep.). pp. 81-98. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


There is available evidence from different parts of the world that floods and storm account for about 67 percent of the natural disasters. While, earthquake, landslides, drought, extreme temperature, wildfire and volcano eruptions contribute to the remaining 23 percent. In many developing countries, the frequent occurrences of natural disasters, particularly floods are not uncommon. Yearly recurrence of floods bring devastate economies. The objective of the present study is to investigate factors that can mitigate the impact of floods on human fatalities and damages. We use a panel of 79 countries for the period of 1981-2005 and employ the two-step system GMM estimator to show that the level of economic development, population, investment, openness and education impact flood fatalities, total people affected and total cost of damages.

Download File

Determinants of Flood Fatalities.pdf - Published Version

Download (724kB) | Preview

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Natural disasters; Floods; GMM; Developing economies
Depositing User: Umikalthom Abdullah
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 00:48
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 01:11
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30859
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item