Assessing the Relationship Between Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience to Hazards.

@article{Bergstrand2015AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the Relationship Between Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience to Hazards.},
  author={Kelly Bergstrand and Brian Mayer and Babette A. Brumback and Yi Jing Zhang},
  journal={Social indicators research},
  year={2015},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={
          391-409
        }
}
This article contributes to the disaster literature by measuring and connecting two concepts that are highly related but whose relationship is rarely empirically evaluated: social vulnerability and community resilience. To do so, we measure community resilience and social vulnerability in counties across the United States and find a correlation between high levels of vulnerability and low levels of resilience, indicating that the most vulnerable counties also tend to be the least resilient. We… CONTINUE READING
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