Poverty and Disasters in the United States: A Review of Recent Sociological Findings

  title={Poverty and Disasters in the United States: A Review of Recent Sociological Findings},
  author={Alice Fothergill and Lori Peek},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
This article synthesizes the literature on poverty and disasters in the United States and presents the results from a wide range of studies conducted over the past twenty years. The findings are organized into eight categories based on the stages of a disaster event. The review illustrates how people of different socioeconomic statuses perceive, prepare for, and respond to natural hazard risks, how low-income populations may be differentially impacted, both physically and psychologically, and… 


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