Life After Hurricane Katrina

March 24, 2015

“The researchers sampled 2,195 respondents—including people in New Orleans, the Greater New Orleans region, and in southwest Louisiana—through phone interviews from July to August of this year. Across the board, people attested that Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, which made landfall one month after Katrina, affected their lives, though to varying degrees. ‘A lot of differences tend to be scattered. The statistically powerful relationship in how people responded was race,’ said Michael Henderson, the research director for the Public Policy Research Lab.”

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