Population Movement After Natural Disasters: A Literature Review and Assessment of Christchurch Data

This review considers peer reviewed research on natural disasters in developed countries, and available data on the Christchurch population, to arrive at an independent estimate of population change after the earthquake.

A commonly quoted estimate of out-migration from Christchurch after the February 2011 earthquake is 70,000 people. The most comparable disasters for which published data are available are Hurricane Andrew in Florida, and the Kobe earthquake in Japan.


Dr Tom Love

Tom specialises in health economics and primary health care.

Read more

Filter publications by: