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dc.contributor.authorLo, Alex Y.
dc.contributor.authorXu, Bixia
dc.contributor.authorChan, Faith K. S.
dc.contributor.authorSu, Ruixian
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-21T05:03:12Z
dc.date.available2019-02-21T05:03:12Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1745-5871
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1745-5871.12179
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101190
dc.description.abstractMegacities situated on flood plains face escalating risks of waterlogging and inundation. Tianjin is one of these megacities in China where residents are exposed to these risks and not well prepared for their consequences. Government policies should support the most vulnerable and less resilient groups. This study can inform policy‐making by identifying the socio‐economic characteristics of those who are financially better prepared for the consequences of catastrophic rainstorms and flooding. A structured questionnaire survey was administered to 332 Tianjin residents. Results confirm that financial conditions crucially determine household resilience to these natural hazards. Lower‐income and less educated urban residents have lower resilient capacity. Weak engagement in the community, including residential committees and other organisations, is related to lower capacity to cope with the economic consequences of extreme weather events. Less resilient groups are therefore those who are subject to urban poverty and have limited social capital. Tianjin and other cities in the developing world require resilience strategies that attend to this segment of urban population.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom406
dc.relation.ispartofpageto419
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGeographical Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume54
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNatural Hazards
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040604
dc.subject.keywordsClimate change
dc.subject.keywordsFlooding
dc.subject.keywordsCommunity resilience
dc.subject.keywordsSocio‐economic effect
dc.subject.keywordsHousehold adaptation
dc.subject.keywordsFinancial preparation
dc.subject.keywordsChina
dc.titleHousehold economic resilience to catastrophic rainstorms and flooding in a Chinese megacity
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorXu, Bixia


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