Effects of Disasters on People of Low Socioeconomic Status

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

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BEFORE THE DISASTER

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Perception of Disaster Risk

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Disaster Preparedness

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Responses to Warning Communication

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DISASTER IMPACT

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Housing and Homelessness

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Residences in Areas at High Risk of Disaster Effects

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More Serious Injuries and Physical Effects

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Financial Effects

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AFTER THE DISASTER

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Lack of Access to Housing

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Stress Associated With Lack of Resources

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Posttraumatic Stress

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CONCLUSIONS

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Summary of Research

12

Policy Implications and Recommendations

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INTRODUCTION

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BEFORE THE DISASTER

people of differing socioeconomic statuses may prepare for a disaster differently.

Perception of Disaster Risk

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Responses to Warning Communication

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Housing and Homelessness

greater damage to or destruction of their homes.

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Financial Effects

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States.

Lack of Access to Housing

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CONCLUSIONS

disasters.

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Policy Implications and Recommendations

COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR PEOPLE OF LOW SES IN DISASTERS

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SAFER HOUSING FOR PEOPLE OF LOW SES

RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS TARGETED TO LOWER INCOME PEOPLE

RESPONSE ATTUNED TO SPECIFIC COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING PEOPLE OF LOW SES

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