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March 2008

Hurricane Katrina evacuees: who they are, where they are, and how they are faring

Jeffrey A. Groen, Anne E. Polivka

Questions added to the Current Population Survey from October 2005 to October 2006 addressed the issue of how Katrina evacuees have fared; blacks, young adults, and the never married were much less likely to return to their homes, and nonreturnees were more likely to be unemployed and to earn less than returnees.

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