The effects of community attachment and information seeking on displaced disaster victims’ decision making

Shin, Kong Joo, Nakakido, Ryo, Horie, Shinya, & Managi, Shunsuke (2016) The effects of community attachment and information seeking on displaced disaster victims’ decision making. PLoS One, 11(3), Article Number-e0151928.

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This paper uses original survey data of the Great East Japan earthquake disaster victims to examine their decision to apply for the temporary housing as well as the timing of application. We assess the effects of victims’ attachment to their locality as well as variation in victims’ information seeking behavior. We additionally consider various factors such as income, age, employment and family structure that are generally considered to affect the decision to choose temporary housing as victims’ solution for their displacement. Empirical results indicate that, ceteris paribus, as the degree of attachment increases, victims are more likely to apply for the temporary housing but attachment does not affect the timing of application. On the other hand, the victims who actively seek information and are able to collect higher quality information are less likely to apply for the temporary housing and if they do apply then they apply relatively later.

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ID Code: 95379
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151928
ISSN: 1932-6203
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Shin et al.
Copyright Statement: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Deposited On: 05 May 2016 00:23
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 01:11

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