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The Need for Social Capital: More Trust Meant Fewer Deaths in Tohoku
The Oriental Economist (2015)
  • Daniel P Aldrich, Purdue University
Abstract
While the 3/11 compounded disasters claimed more than 18,000 lives, the mortality rates varied widely across more than 140 coastal communities. This article summarizes our findings published in the Social Science and Medicine journal to underscore the role of social networks and trust during disaster.
Keywords
  • Tohoku,
  • 3/11,
  • social capital,
  • mortality,
  • tsunami
Publication Date
May, 2015
Citation Information
Daniel P Aldrich. "The Need for Social Capital: More Trust Meant Fewer Deaths in Tohoku" The Oriental Economist Vol. 83 Iss. 5 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/29/