yamamura, eiji (2009): Effects of interactions among social capital, income, and learning from experiences of natural disasters: A case study from Japan.
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This paper explores how and the extent to which social capital has an effect on the damage resulting from natural disasters. It also examines whether the experience of a natural disaster affects individual and collective protection against future disasters. There are three major findings. (1) Social capital reduces the damage caused by natural disasters. (2) The risk of a natural disaster makes people more apt to cooperate and therefore social capital is more effective to prevent disasters. (3) Income is an important factor for reducing damage, but hardly influences it when the scale of a disaster is small.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Effects of interactions among social capital, income, and learning from experiences of natural disasters: A case study from Japan|
|Keywords:||Social Capital, Learning, Natural disaster|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H41 - Public Goods
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P16 - Political Economy
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||15. Jul 2009 02:24|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 21:29|
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