JDR Vol.9 No.2 pp. 161-175
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2014.p0161


Are Cash for Work (CFW) Programs Effective to Promote Disaster Recovery? Evidence from the Case of Fukushima Prefecture

Shingo Nagamatsu

Faculty of Safety Science, Kansai University, 7-1 Hakubaicho, Takatsukishi, Osaka 569-1098, Japan

December 6, 2013
February 18, 2014
March 1, 2014
disaster resilience, recovery, livelihood, job generation, Cash for Work
This paper aims to evaluate CFW programs as a disaster recovery policy tool in terms of the psychological aspects, using the questionnaire survey data of 897 participants in Fukushima Prefecture. The main findings are as follows: those who “want to contribute to the reconstruction of Fukushima,” “to newly acquire experience or skills” and “have access to trainer or instructor” significantly felt being “connected” and thought “positively” to the future. Interestingly, evacuees as a group generally had positive views for the future. The primary conclusion is that CFW has been successfully targeted to a vulnerable group, and has a psychologically positive impact on the participants, and especially on the evacuees.
Cite this article as:
S. Nagamatsu, “Are Cash for Work (CFW) Programs Effective to Promote Disaster Recovery? Evidence from the Case of Fukushima Prefecture,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.9 No.2, pp. 161-175, 2014.
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