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Mental Health Cost Of Terrorism: Study Of The Charlie Hebdo Attack In Paris

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  • Young-Il Kim

    (School of Economics, Sogang University, Seoul)

  • Dongyoung Kim

    (School of Economics, Sogang University, Seoul)

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    This paper examines whether a terrorist attack in a developed country without a major damage to its capital stocks affects mental health of the residents of target country. By exploiting the variations in survey dates of European Social Survey (ESS), we use difference-in-differences strategy to show that the attack adversely affects subjective well-being and mental health measures of French respondents. These negative effects are stronger for the immigrants and the single people. The impact is less dramatic for politically extreme right-wing supporters. The distance from the origin and residency in border countries have little impact on the measures.

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    Paper provided by Research Institute for Market Economy, Sogang University in its series Working Papers with number 1613.

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    Length: 25 pages
    Date of creation: 2016
    Handle: RePEc:sgo:wpaper:1613
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