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dc.contributor.authorBergstrand, Kelly
dc.contributor.authorMayer, Brian
dc.contributor.authorBrumback, Babette
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yi
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-21T01:28:18Z
dc.date.available2017-11-21T01:28:18Z
dc.date.issued2014-07
dc.identifier.citationPublished in Social Indicators Research 122(2): 391–409, 2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10106/27076
dc.description.abstractThis article contributes to the disaster literature by measuring and connecting two concepts that are highly related but whose relationship is rarely empirically evaluated: social vulnerability and community resilience. To do so, we measure community resilience and social vulnerability in counties across the United States and find a correlation between high levels of vulnerability and low levels of resilience, indicating that the most vulnerable counties also tend to be the least resilient. We also find regional differences in the distribution of community resilience and social vulnerability, with the West being particularly vulnerable while the Southeast is prone to low levels of resilience. By looking at both social vulnerability and community resilience, we are able to map communities’ social risks for harm from threats as well as their capacities for recovering and adapting in the aftermath of hazards. This provides a more complete portrait of the communities that might need the most assistance in emergency planning and response, as well as whether such interventions will need to be tailored toward reducing damage or finding the path to recovery.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science+Business Media Dordrechten_US
dc.subjectDisasters -- community resilience - United Statesen_US
dc.subjectDisasters -- social vulnerability - United Statesen_US
dc.subjectDisasters - resilienceen_US
dc.titleAssessing the Relationship Between Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience to Hazardsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Sociology and Anthropology, the University of Texas at Arlingtonen_US
dc.identifier.externalLinkDOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0698-3
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