The influence of socioeconomic factors on storm preparedness and experienced impacts in Finland

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dc.contributor.author Nikkanen, Maija
dc.contributor.author Räsänen, Aleksi
dc.contributor.author Juhola, Sirkku
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-13T13:43:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-13T13:43:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03
dc.identifier.citation Nikkanen , M , Räsänen , A & Juhola , S 2021 , ' The influence of socioeconomic factors on storm preparedness and experienced impacts in Finland ' , International journal of disaster risk reduction , vol. 55 , 102089 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102089
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85100644429
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-3629-1837/work/92169525
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-0095-2282/work/92170559
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-4970-3116/work/92171552
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000634284200004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/328998
dc.description.abstract Extreme weather events, such as storms, may cause material damage, injuries, and interfere with day-to-day operation of societies. Earlier research on natural hazards and climate change adaptation has found that demographic and socioeconomic factors influence the way individuals prepare for and are affected by natural hazards. However, research often focuses on areas with high exposure and vulnerability and research on low exposure and vulnerability areas is scarcer. To address this gap, we ask: do socioeconomic and demographic factors matter in how individuals prepare for and are affected by storms in Finland? Our data consist of an internet survey (n = 1014) conducted after a severe winter storm hit Finland in the beginning of 2019, and we analyze the data with Chi-squared tests and logistic regressions. Our results show that respondents? education level or employment status are not connected to whether they took preparedness measures or whether they experienced harm. Instead, the type of residential property does play a part. In addition, respondents who had experienced storm-related harm during recent years are more likely to prepare than those who have not. In conclusion, socio-demographic factors seem to have only marginal influence on storm preparedness or experienced impacts in Finland, which contradicts earlier research. This may stem from the relatively equal distribution of well-being among the population. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International journal of disaster risk reduction
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject Storm preparedness
dc.subject Natural hazards
dc.subject Climate change adaptation
dc.subject Social vulnerability
dc.subject Nordic countries
dc.subject Disaster risk management
dc.title The influence of socioeconomic factors on storm preparedness and experienced impacts in Finland en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Urban Environmental Policy
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies (Urbaria)
dc.contributor.organization Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102089
dc.relation.issn 2212-4209
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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