Author: Gianna Melillo

Story at a glance Increasing rates of costly natural disasters have been documented in recent years.New research aimed to identify which segments of the American population are least prepared for such events.Households led by women, renters and individuals with low socioeconomic status were just a few of the groups identified.  As the ramifications of climate change become more apparent to everyday Americans, what with sweltering sweltering summers, intense droughts, and increased flooding, a team of researchers at the Ohio State University set out to determine which populations are the most socially vulnerable under the threat of natural disaster.  Using cross-sectional…

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