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Vulnerability to coastal flood hazards in Revere, Massachusetts : a social component of risk

Author: George Edward Clark
Publisher: 2001.
Dissertation: Ph. D. Clark University 2001
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: George Edward Clark
OCLC Number: 49673495
Notes: Typewritten manuscript.
Description: xv, 289 leaves : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Responsibility: George Edward Clark.

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by clageog@yahoo.com (WorldCat user on 2006-04-18)

The precis (submitted by the author): "Social vulnerability to disasters is the differential inability to cope with them based on socioeconomic characteristics. This study maps combined physical and social vulnerability in Revere, Massachusetts and asks to what extent poorer people suffer greater relative damages from storms. Based on a phone survey of residents of Revere's coastal floodplain, lower-income residents are found to suffer greater relative economic damages from flooding. However, reported absolute damages decrease with income after an initial peak."

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by clageog@yahoo.com (WorldCat user on 2006-04-18)

The subject descriptors assigned to this work in WorldCat leave out global environmental change, socioeconomic status, survey research, and disaster mitigation. The author also wrote or cowrote: _Assessing the Vulnerability of Coastal Communities to Extreme Storms: The Case of Revere, MA, USA_, Accession No. 47640831. _Troubled Water?: Acquiescence, Conflict, and the Politics of Place in Watershed Management_, Accession No. 49829953.

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