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Department
Administrative Studies
Course
ADMS 3701
Professor
Niru Nirupama
Semester
Fall

Description
Chapter 6 Introduction • Vulnerability = potential harm to social, infrastructural, economic and ecological  systems  • Is the result of our exposure to hazards & our capacity to cope/recover Approaches to Vulnerability (3 methods) 1. Use exposure model • Emphasizes the ID of condition that make people/places vulnerable  ▯ elated to frequency of the hazard • Also allows testing vulnerability of critical infrastructure  2. View vulnerability as social condition • Measures social resistence to hazard • Vulnerability is an outcome (b/w hazard and social condition) which  includes capacity to respond 3. Integrated approach  • Examines potential exposures  ▯combines vulnerability of different  aspects (social response & place) • Problem: outcomes change over time and lack of consideration for  underlying social vulnerability  • Coping strategies should be included in an integrated approach  • Vulnerability is influenced by coping capacity.  Response/recovery is measured  by monetary, tech, capacity of response, strength of infrastructure. Dimensions of vulnerability (3 dimensions) 1. Social  • Factors: Poor, unemployed, single household, elderly, Handicapped • more likely to suffer hardest and have more difficulty to respond (lack  of resources) • They live in the most hazardous zones • Caused by the lack of information, political rep, culture, age, gender  race, disabilities, non­english speaking 2. Economic  • Changes in production, distribution, consumption of goods and  services • Economy is interdependent with region, nation and world • Factors: Local wages, production, export volume, unemployment • Harm to labor force from human disease  • Infrastructure capacity (roads, bridges) 
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