Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1369–1385, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1369-2016

Special issue: Climate change, extreme events and hazards in the Mediterranean...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1369–1385, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1369-2016

Research article 15 Jun 2016

Research article | 15 Jun 2016

Climate change and drought effects on rural income distribution in the Mediterranean: a case study for Spain

Sonia Quiroga and Cristina Suárez

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This paper examines the effects of climate change and drought on agricultural incomes in Spanish rural areas. Present research has focused on the effects of these extreme climatological events through response functions considering effects on crop productivity and average incomes. Among the impacts of droughts we focus on potential effects on income distribution. The study of the effects of abnormally dry periods is needed in order to perform an analysis of socio-economic aspects.
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