The influence of local development on the impact of natural disasters in Northeast Brazil: The case of droughts and floods in the state of Ceará

De Oliveira Silva, Victor Hugo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4737-7062, França, João Mário S. and Martins, Francisco Mário V. (2020) The influence of local development on the impact of natural disasters in Northeast Brazil: The case of droughts and floods in the state of Ceará. Papers in Regional Science, 99 (4). pp. 1019-1043. ISSN 1056-8190

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Abstract

Using data from the Damage Assessment Reports from the Civil Defence, the current study investigates the relationship between the damage caused by natural disasters and local development at the municipality level in Ceará state, Brazil. The results show that a better urban and water supply infrastructure, a lower population density, and a higher proportion of own revenues relative to total revenues are associated with smaller disaster damage. However, economic development in terms of GDP per capita exhibits a convex relationship with the impact of natural disasters across municipalities, reflecting the potential decreasing returns of preventive investments due to the highly hazardous environment that involves municipalities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth,sdg 11 - sustainable cities and communities ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/decent_work_and_economic_growth
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 13:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 02:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/83159
DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12519

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