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An analysis of disaster prevention capability from a standpoint of social capital in Shinjuku-ku

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  • Yuichi Marumo

    (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

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    This survey was targeted at local habitants of four areas (Yotsuya, Tansumachi, Enoki, Wakamatsu) in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. On August 31, 2010, the questionnaires were sent, requesting respondents to send a reply by September 28, to examine the correlation among local residents, communities and local administrations to cope with a natural disaster.Exploratory factor analyses to find a few latent background factors from many items obtained by the questionnaires to Shinjuku-ku residents were conducted. To predict the correlation of individual items and factors that existed behind them, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used.

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    Paper provided by National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in its series GRIPS Discussion Papers with number 10-37.

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    Length: 12 pages
    Date of creation: May 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ngi:dpaper:10-37

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    Keywords: social capital; disaster prevention; community; SEM;

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