Event And Consequence Vulnerability: Effects On The Disaster Recovery Process
Miller, Kristen S.
Nigg, Joanne M.
Disaster Research Center
Disaster researchers have frequently argued that poor people are more vulnerable to hazard threats and disasters than are those with greater economic resources. In this sense, vulnerability can be defined as exposure to potential harm from the effects of the disaster agent on the built environment. Vulnerability, then, can be said to arise from spending large parts of one's everyday existence in older, substandard structures or in densely populated, often inner-city, areas.
consequence vulnerability , event vulnerability , disaster recovery