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ERIC Number: EJ939100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
The Utility of Vulnerability and Social Capital Theories in Studying the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Elderly
Durant, Thomas J., Jr.
Journal of Family Issues, v32 n10 p1285-1302 Oct 2011
The definition of a disaster is followed by an explanation of vulnerability and social capital theories. The importance of using a sound theoretical framework and the utility and efficacy of vulnerability and social capital theories in studying the impact of natural disasters on the elderly population are emphasized and discussed. The conclusion is that an integrated vulnerability and social capital framework has much merit and potential in studying the impact of natural disasters on the elderly and other populations. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana