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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(6), 590; doi:10.3390/ijerph14060590

Ethnic Groups Differences in Domestic Recovery after the Catastrophe: A Case Study of the 2008 Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake in China

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Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Natural Disaster of Ministry of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Academic Editor: Jason K. Levy
Received: 16 March 2017 / Revised: 26 May 2017 / Accepted: 26 May 2017 / Published: 2 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Human Health, Risk Analysis and Environmental Hazards)
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This research examined the ethnic differences in domestic recovery after the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake in China. In 2014, 866 valid questionnaires were collected. Han and Qiang & Zang households were analyzed using logistic regression to determine the factors influencing household recovery. It was found that the householder of the Qiang & Zang group played a more important role in household recovery. Different from the Han, females from Qiang & Zang households had negative attitudes on recovery, and Qiang & Zang households did not believe in the effectiveness of public donations for post-quake recovery. The study also showed that local workers in a household were more helpful for household recovery than were migrant workers in a household, regardless of ethnicity. Therefore, the government should create more local jobs in Han and Qiang & Zang households and pay more attention to women in Qiang households. Assistance should be established specifically for the psychological recovery of Qiang women and family recovery projects. View Full-Text
Keywords: ethnic group; households; domestic life recovery; logistic regression; earthquake ethnic group; households; domestic life recovery; logistic regression; earthquake
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Wang, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Sui, Q. Ethnic Groups Differences in Domestic Recovery after the Catastrophe: A Case Study of the 2008 Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake in China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 590.

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