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Effects of Housing Aid on Psychosocial Health after a Disaster.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Laurito, MM; Frankenberg, E; Thomas, D
Published in: International journal of environmental research and public health
June 2022

Little is known about whether the provision of aid in the aftermath of a large-scale natural disaster affects psychological well-being. We investigate the effects of housing assistance, a key element of the reconstruction program implemented after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Population-representative individual-level longitudinal data collected in Aceh, Indonesia, during the decade after the tsunami as part of the Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and Recovery (STAR) are used. Housing aid was targeted to people whose homes were destroyed and, to a lesser extent, damaged by the tsunami and to those who lived, at the time of the tsunami, in communities that sustained the greatest damage. The effects of receipt of aid on post-traumatic stress reactivity (PTSR) are examined using panel data models that take into account observed and unobserved individual-specific fixed characteristics that affect both PTSR and aid receipt, drawing comparisons in each survey wave between individuals who had been living in the same kecamatan when the tsunami hit. Those who received aid have better psychological health; the effects increase with time since aid receipt and are the greatest at two years or longer after the receipt. The effects are concentrated among those whose homes were destroyed in the tsunami.

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International journal of environmental research and public health

DOI

EISSN

1660-4601

ISSN

1661-7827

Publication Date

June 2022

Volume

19

Issue

12

Start / End Page

7302

Related Subject Headings

  • Tsunamis
  • Toxicology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Mental Health
  • Indonesia
  • Humans
  • Housing
  • Disasters
 

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Laurito, M. M., Frankenberg, E., & Thomas, D. (2022). Effects of Housing Aid on Psychosocial Health after a Disaster. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7302. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19127302
Laurito, Maria M., Elizabeth Frankenberg, and Duncan Thomas. “Effects of Housing Aid on Psychosocial Health after a Disaster.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 12 (June 2022): 7302. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19127302.
Laurito MM, Frankenberg E, Thomas D. Effects of Housing Aid on Psychosocial Health after a Disaster. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2022 Jun;19(12):7302.
Laurito, Maria M., et al. “Effects of Housing Aid on Psychosocial Health after a Disaster.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 12, June 2022, p. 7302. Epmc, doi:10.3390/ijerph19127302.
Laurito MM, Frankenberg E, Thomas D. Effects of Housing Aid on Psychosocial Health after a Disaster. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2022 Jun;19(12):7302.

Published In

International journal of environmental research and public health

DOI

EISSN

1660-4601

ISSN

1661-7827

Publication Date

June 2022

Volume

19

Issue

12

Start / End Page

7302

Related Subject Headings

  • Tsunamis
  • Toxicology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Mental Health
  • Indonesia
  • Humans
  • Housing
  • Disasters