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ERIC Number: EJ696016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Support Needs of the Survivors of the August 17, 1999 Earthquake in Turkey
Kasapoglu, Aytul; Ecevit, Yildiz; Ecevit, Mehmet
Social Indicators Research, v66 n3 p229 May 2004
This paper aims to present a sociological analysis of social support related to disaster sociology in general and earthquakes specifically. The analysis is based on field research conducted a year after the 17 August 1999 East Marmara earthquake where 18,000 people died; 50,000 people injured; 5000 buildings collapsed and 340,000 of them damaged; 14,513 businesses closed; 150,000 people became unemployed; and 129,338 forced to live in prefabricated houses. The research primarily aims to understand the support needs by focusing mainly on the following issues about the earthquake survivors: (i) which and what support types and areas are mostly desired by them; (ii) which independent variables are the most effective on their demands; and (iii) from which persons or institutions have they received support and wanted to be supported by. Marginal development of the civil society; high degree of expectations of almost everything from the state; psychological factors being less influential compared with West and education being the primary influential factor are some of the significant results of this research.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey