Natural disasters and labour markets: impacts of cyclones on employment in northeast Australia

Pryce, Josephine, and Cotter, Graeme (2020) Natural disasters and labour markets: impacts of cyclones on employment in northeast Australia. In: Chaiechi, Taha, (ed.) Economic Effects of Natural Disasters: theoretical foundations, methods, and tools. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 35-54.

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Abstract

Natural disasters can have significant impacts on businesses in affected regions. More particularly, cyclones are of growing interest in the literature. Yet, a perusal of the literature indicates that impacts of natural disasters on labour markets in Australia is an understudied area. This chapter seeks to close that gap and examines the impacts of cyclones on labour markets and associated aspects such as employment, earnings, and livelihoods in Northeast Australia.

A twofold approach was adopted: a review of the literature and subsequent document analysis. Data was gathered from newspaper articles and was collated in NVivo to identify extant themes. This document analysis showed that cyclones impact on businesses and workers in many ways and that the road to recovery and rebuilding is fraught with financial and psychological distress. It also shows the resilience of the people, businesses, and community in the face of such critical events.

Item ID: 64761
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-817465-4
Keywords: cyclones, employment, Northeast Australia, newspapers, document analysis
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 23:49
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9099 Other Commercial Services and Tourism > 909999 Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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