Presentation on theme: "Structural Barriers to Disaster Resilience: Social Class II Session 8."— Presentation transcript:
Structural Barriers to Disaster Resilience: Social Class II Session 8
2 Session Objectives Describe the three factors most directly influencing vulnerability to disaster Relate how the three factors are connected with social class Describe how social class affects vulnerability to disaster Describe ways in which emergency management can address needs of lower social classes
Session 83 Factors Directly Influencing Vulnerability to Disaster
Session 84 Questions for Discussion: Which social class(es) are more vulnerable to three factors influencing vulnerability? How are already-existing inequalities magnified for different social classes?
Session 85 What Does “Substandard” Mean? How is Lack of Affordable Housing Related to Overcrowding?
Session 86 Resources Available to Families for Recovery from Disasters
Session 87 Land-Use Planning Decisions Zoning Ordinances Construction or Location Permits Building Codes
Session 88 Social Class and Vulnerability to Disaster Poor families recover at a slower rate than do non-poor families Poor families receive less aid than do non-poor families Poor families lose relatively more in disasters than non-poor families
Session 89 Ways Emergency Management Can Address Needs of Poor Recognize that disasters can exacerbate existing inequalities Implement mitigation programs targeting lower social classes Include members of lower social classes in planning and development meetings