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Volume 16, issue 6 | Copyright

Special issue: Resilience and v​ulnerability assessm​ents in natural...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1387-1399, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1387-2016
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Jun 2016

Research article | 15 Jun 2016

A review of multivariate social vulnerability methodologies: a case study of the River Parrett catchment, UK

I. Willis and J. Fitton
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In the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), there is a proliferation of research into different ways to measure, represent, and ultimately quantify differential social vulnerability to natural hazards. This study shows how the same census data but three alternative multivariate methodologies can lead to radical differences in our assessment of the most vulnerable population groups to flood risk. A case study of the 2013 floods in the Parrett catchment, Somerset (UK), provides context.
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