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Inequalities in exposure and awareness of flood risk in England and Wales.

Fielding, JL (2011) Inequalities in exposure and awareness of flood risk in England and Wales. Disasters, 36 (3). pp. 477-494.

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Abstract

This paper explores the environmental inequalities of living in the floodplains of England and Wales and the differences in flood awareness of those 'at risk'. An area comparison is made between an etic, objective flood risk exposure, and an emic, subjective perception of that risk by social class. In all areas except the Midlands, the working classes were more likely to reside in the floodplains; the greatest exposure inequality is seen in the North East and Anglian regions. Flood awareness in the Anglian regions was much lower than average, but there were no significant class differences. In the Thames region, despite equal flood risk exposure between classes, the most deprived displayed the least awareness of flood risk. In the North East, inequalities in the distribution of flood risk exposure accompanied inequalities in perception, resulting in the least aware and most deprived experiencing the greatest flood risk.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Fielding, JLUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 17 November 2011
Identification Number : 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01270.x
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Additional Information : This is the accepted version of the following article: Fielding JL Inequalities in exposure and awareness of flood risk in England and Wales. Disasters 36(3):477-494 17 Nov 2011, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01270.x
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Date Deposited : 02 Apr 2014 16:58
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/216666

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