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After a California Earthquake free pdf Shortly before the Loma Prieta earthquake devastated areas of Northern California in 1989, Risa Palm and her associates had surveyed 2,500 homeowners in the area about their perception of risk from earthquakes. After the quake they surveyed the homeowners again and found that their perception of risk had increased but that most respondents were fatalistic and continued to ignore self-protective measures- those who personally experienced damage were more likely to buy insurance. A rare opportunity to analyze behavior change directly before and after a natural disaster, this survey has implications for policy makers, insurance officials, and those concerned with risk management.

About Risa Palm

Risa Palm is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of geography at the University of Oregon. Michael Hodgson is assistant professor in geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Author : Risa Palm
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 01 February 1992
ISBN : 0226644995
EAN : 9780226644998
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 145 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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