Disasters in the United States

Title

Disasters in the United States

Year

2017

DOI

10.17848/9780880995245

Abstract

Disasters are increasing in both frequency and financial costs. Analysis presented here deals with what we know about disasters in the United States including their increasing frequency of occurrence and associated financial costs, compensation available to survivors, where particular types of disasters are most likely to occur, and how disasters can be mitigated.

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Download Setting the Scene: A Guide to This Volume (285 KB)

Contents

  1. Setting the Scene: A Guide to This Volume
  2. Reporting, Frequency, and Correlates of Disasters
  3. Providing Compensation to Survivors of Disasters
  4. Hurricanes
  5. Floods and Their Consequences
  6. Tornadoes
  7. Droughts and Other Risks to Agriculture
  8. Wildfires
  9. Geological and Man-Made Disasters
  10. Disasters and Compensation Systems

ISBN

9780880995238 (cloth) ; 9780880995214 (pbk)

Subject Areas

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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Citation

Brusentsev, Vera, and Wayne Vroman. 2017. Disasters in the United States. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/9780880995245