Using social indicators to measure community vulnerability to natural hazards

King, David, and Macgregor, Colin (2000) Using social indicators to measure community vulnerability to natural hazards. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 15 (3). pp. 52-57.

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Abstract

Social indicators are used to assess the vulnerability of communities and populations to natural hazards but there are complications and constraints in using these indicators, though many emergency managers and councils are using readily available indicators during emergencies. However, there is need for development of proper model, so that the relationship between a model of community vulnerability based on social and built structure indicators can be linked to awareness and preparedness.

Item ID: 12782
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: disaster planning; policy; natural hazards
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ISSN: 1324-1540
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 06:28
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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