Before, Now, and After: Assessing Hurricane Katrina Relief

Before, Now, and After: Assessing Hurricane Katrina Relief We assess governmental and non-governmental responses to disasters using primary data of Hurricane Katrina survivors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Non-governmental sources include nonprofit relief groups, faith-based organizations, and survivors’ self-identified social networks. We assess the impact of these governmental and non-governmental relief efforts on survivors’ economic, psychological, physical, and social effects from the disaster. Our results show that social isolation significantly increases perceptions of disaster disturbance and decreases perceived rates of disaster relief. Additionally, survivors perceive that social networks provide greater sources of psychological, financial and social disaster relief than government sources. However, survivors’ social networks decay sharply in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, and they do not appear to fully recover a year from the disaster. These social networks themselves are not fully resilient to a disaster. Population Research and Policy Review Springer Journals

Before, Now, and After: Assessing Hurricane Katrina Relief

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Social Sciences; Demography; Sociology, general; Population Economics
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