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Counties most at risk of environmental hazards are losing higher income migrants to lower risk areas, which decreases their resilience

Shumway, J. Matthew (2014) Counties most at risk of environmental hazards are losing higher income migrants to lower risk areas, which decreases their resilience. LSE American Politics and Policy (10 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

When looking at environmental hazards, migration tends to be focused on as a result of disasters, rather than a contributor to community vulnerability. Using data from across the U.S. on hazards and county-to-county migration, J. Matthew Shumway finds that counties most at risk of experiencing severe and/or frequent environmental hazards are losing both people and income as a result of migration. He writes that counties with lower hazard levels are attracting migrants with higher incomes from those with higher hazard levels, and that this is decreasing their resilience to cope with hazards.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 09:07
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58929

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