BROWSE

Related Researcher

Author's Photo

Yoon, Dong Keun
Disaster Risk Management Laboratory
Research Interests
  • Policy and planning for disaster risk reduction
  • Capacity needs assessment in disaster risk reduction
  • Assessment of socio-economic vulnerability to disaster
  • Spatial analysis for disaster management

ITEM VIEW & DOWNLOAD

Assessment of social vulnerability to natural disasters: a comparative study

Cited 6 times inthomson ciCited 4 times inthomson ci
Title
Assessment of social vulnerability to natural disasters: a comparative study
Author
Yoon, Dong Keun
Keywords
Assessment methods; Factor analysis; Natural disasters; Social vulnerability; Standardization
Issue Date
2012-09
Publisher
SPRINGER
Citation
NATURAL HAZARDS, v.63, no.2, pp.823 - 843
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to examine and compare the methodologies being developed in assessing social vulnerability to natural disasters. Existing vulnerability literature shows that two methods have been used in developing social vulnerability indexes: (1) a deductive approach based on a theoretical understanding of relationships and (2) an inductive approach based on statistical relationships (Adger et al. in New indicators of vulnerability and adaptive capacity. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Norwich, 2004). Two techniques were also utilized in aggregating social vulnerability indicators: (1) a deductive approach using standardization techniques such as z scores or linear scaling (Wu et al. in Clim Res 22:255-270, 2002; Chakraborty et al. in Nat Hazards Rev 6(1):23-33, 2005) and (2) an inductive approach using data-reduction techniques such as factor analysis (Clark et al. in Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change 3(1):59-82, 1998; Cutter et al. Soc Sci Quart 84(2):242-261, 2003). This study empirically compares deductive and inductive index development and indicator aggregation methods in assessing social vulnerability to natural disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coastal areas. The aggregated social vulnerability index is used to examine a relationship with disaster losses in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coastal areas. The results show that coastal counties with more vulnerability in terms of social achieved status are positively associated with disaster damages, while variations in the development of the index using deductive and inductive measurement approaches produce different outcomes.
URI
Go to Link
DOI
10.1007/s11069-012-0189-2
ISSN
0921-030X
Appears in Collections:
UEE_Journal Papers
Files in This Item:
2-s2.0-84864407502.pdf Download

find_unist can give you direct access to the published full text of this article. (UNISTARs only)

Show full item record

qrcode

  • mendeley

    citeulike

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

MENU