Politics, diversity and the distribution of federal disaster assistance

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  • Richard M. Vogel Farmingdale State College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17811/ebl.1.2.2012.37-42

Abstract

Using a database of natural hazard events and costs that have struck the U.S. since 1964, this paper evaluates the distribution of federal disaster assistance in light of state electoral politics, population diversity, and other demographic factors. The results of the analysis indicate that electoral politics does appear to affect the distribution of federal disaster aid. More to the point, it tends to show that Republican leaning states receive less federal aid than Democratic leaning states.

Author Biography

Richard M. Vogel, Farmingdale State College

Professor of Economics, Acting Dean - School of Business

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Published

2012-09-06

How to Cite

Vogel, R. M. (2012). Politics, diversity and the distribution of federal disaster assistance. Economics and Business Letters, 1(2), 37-42. https://doi.org/10.17811/ebl.1.2.2012.37-42

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