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The Demography of Disasters

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Karácsonyi Dávid et al. (Editors), "The Demography of Disasters", Springer Nature, 2021, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49920-4, License:

This open access book provides worldwide examples demonstrating the importance of the interplay between demography and disasters in regions and spatially. It marks an advance in practical and theoretical insights for understanding the role of demography in planning for and mitigating impacts from disasters in developed nations. Both slow onset (like the of loss polar ice from climate change) and sudden disasters (such as cyclones and man-made disasters) have the capacity to fundamentally change the profiles of populations at local and regional levels. Impacts vary according to the type, rapidity and magnitude of the disaster, but also according to the pre-existing population profile and its relationships to the economy and society. In all cases, the key to understanding impacts and avoiding them in the future is to understand the relationships between disasters and population change. In most chapters in this book we compare and contrast studies from at least two cases and summarize their practical and theoretical lessons.


Demography, Human Geography, Climate Change, Statistics For Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Population Economics, Natural Hazards, Population And Demography, Environmental Sciences, Statistics In Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Education, Behavorial Sciences, Public Policy, Impact Of Disasters, Demograhic Change, Regional Effects Of Disasters, Population Dynamics, Environmental Change, Open Access, Population & Demography, Human Geography, Climate Change, Social Research & Statistics, Political Economy, Natural Disasters

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