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Factors of Social Vulnerability

According to Cutter et al. (2003), the following are factors of social vulnerability:

Concept Description
Socioeconomic status (income, political power, prestige) The ability to absorb losses and enhance resilience to hazard impacts. Wealth enables communities to absorb and recover from losses more quickly due to insurance, social safety nets, and entitlement programs

Gender|Women can have a more difficult time during recovery than men, often due to sector-specific employment, lower wages, and family care responsibilities |

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