Analysis of Disaster Victims’ Decision-Making in the Process of Reconstruction Housing
Kishie Shigekawa*, Satoshi Tanaka*,
and Masasuke Takashima**
*Graduate School of Disaster Research, Fuji Tokoha University, 325 Ohbuchi, Fuji, Shizuoka 417-0081, Japan
**Social Disaster Research Center, Fuji Tokoha University, 325 Ohbuchi, Fuji, Shizuoka 417-0081, Japan
Received:September 13, 2011Accepted:November 28, 2011Published:February 1, 2012
Keywords:household recovery consulting, reconstruct the lives of victims, reconstruction of housing, 2004Niigata-Chuetsu Earthquake, 2007 Noto Peninsula Earthquake
Public support systems for housing reconstruction are an important factor in helping disaster victims put their lives back together, and there are various measures available to them. The affected households use consultation windows at their respective city offices when they would like to learn about available forms of support or to apply for them. However, disaster victims’ recovery process involves not only the public sector entities but also various private sector ones, including construction companies, banks, etc. Unfortunately, the public and private sectors have not shared information, and each does not know what the other offers. Therefore, a centralized support system to help victims by providing proper information on various support systems is desired. This study proposes an effective, centralized consultation system to help disaster victims at each stage of their reconstruction process.
Cite this article as:K. Shigekawa, S. Tanaka, and M. Takashima, “Analysis of Disaster Victims’ Decision-Making in the Process of Reconstruction Housing,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.7 No.2, pp. 127-134, 2012.Data files:
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