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The poverty-vulnerability-resilience nexus: Evidence from Bangladesh

Topics: Emergency Management, Homeland Security Theory Policy and Practice,

This study examines the effects of cyclones in the tropical, cyclone-prone coastal communities in Bangladesh. It looks at the interaction between poverty, vulnerability, and resilience to natural disasters. The study finds that while the poor suffered more economic, physical, and structural damage, this high vulnerability did not correspond to low resilience. Rather, those with higher vulnerability were better able to recover more effectively than their wealthier neighbors.

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