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Social Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards


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  • Susan L. Cutter
  • Bryan J. Boruff
  • W. Lynn Shirley
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    County-level socioeconomic and demographic data were used to construct an index of social vulnerability to environmental hazards, called the Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) for the United States based on 1990 data. Copyright (c) 2003 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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    Article provided by Southwestern Social Science Association in its journal Social Science Quarterly.

    Volume (Year): 84 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 242-261

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:84:y:2003:i:2:p:242-261

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