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Title Housing Markets and Household Behavior in Japan
Author Miki Seko
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2019-05-08
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 290
ISBN 9789811333699
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book addresses essential questions about housing by building theoretical models based on various real world problems in Japan and testing these models using econometric methods. Almost all related empirical analyses use Japanese household longitudinal data. Accordingly, the author analyzes whole aspects of the data, based on an understanding of the actual situation, theory, and empirical analysis, to directly derive a vision of a future housing policy. Why are houses expensive and difficult to obtain in Japan? Why do people have to live in small houses? Why do people not relocate frequently? Why is the earthquake insurance subscription rate so low, particularly in an earthquake-prone country such as Japan, even after such a catastrophic event as the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011? How do existing housing finance and tax policies or laws relate to these real world problems? To answer these questions, the book clarifies the unique criteria that characterize housing problems in Japan and presents a vision of future housing policy. The short answer is that existing housing finance policy that adopts criteria based on the floor space of houses creates incentives for people to live in even smaller houses. Furthermore, the Japan Rental Act, which affects people renting homes, reduces residential mobility. The incidence of underinsurance against earthquake risk is a result of earthquake insurance market imperfections such as crude and rough geographical risk ratings. The book elaborates on these factors in four parts and will be of interest to all readers who are concerned with the housing market and household behavior in Japan.

Learning From Megadisasters by Federica Ranghieri

Title Learning from Megadisasters
Author Federica Ranghieri
Publisher World Bank Publications
Release Date 2014-06-26
Category Political Science
Total Pages 388
ISBN 9781464801549
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While not all natural disasters can be avoided, their impact on a population can be mitigated through effective planning and preparedness. These are the lessons to be learned from Japan's own megadisaster: the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, the fi rst disaster ever recorded that included an earthquake, a tsunami, a nuclear power plant accident, a power supply failure, and a large-scale disruption of supply chains. It is a sad fact that poor communities are often hardest hit and take the longest to recover from disaster. Disaster risk management (DRM) should therefore be taken into account as a major development challenge, and countries must shift from a tradition of response to a culture of prevention and resilience. Learning from Megadisasters: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake consolidates a set of 36 Knowledge Notes, research results of a joint study undertaken by the Government of Japan and the World Bank. These notes highlight key lessons learned in seven DRM thematic clusters—structural measures; nonstructural measures; emergency response; reconstruction planning; hazard and risk information and decision making; the economics of disaster risk, risk management, and risk fi nancing; and recovery and relocation. Aimed at sharing Japanese cutting-edge knowledge with practitioners and decision makers, this book provides valuable guidance to other disaster-prone countries for mainstreaming DRM in their development policies and weathering their own natural disasters.

Title Earthquake Insurance in Turkey
Author Anonim
Publisher World Bank Publications
Release Date 2006-01-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 116
ISBN 9780821365847
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The persistent potential for large scale natural disasters has become a real concern for the Turkish government since the late 1990s, which ultimately led to the establishment of the Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool (TCIP). Among the main rationale of the creation of the TCIP were a grave government fiscal exposure to natural disasters and a disproportionately low level of catastrophe insurance penetration for such a disaster-prone country. Since the commencement of this program in 2000, the TCIP has provided coverage to more than 2 million households, being by far the largest insurance program in the country. In four years, the TCIP has managed to become one of the most trusted brand names in the Turkish insurance industry, and one of the largest catastrophe insurance pools in the world. Its success has also brought an international recognition, inspiring more than a dozen of countries world wide. The TCIP experience has also been a watershed for the World Bank as it has led to a rethinking of the roles of ex ante risk management relative to ex post donor support. This book presents the main technical imperatives and challenges in the development and the implementation of the TCIP and shows how a public-private partnership may be the way forward in the financing of natural disasters. If offers valuable advise and guidelines to policymakers involved in the development of catastrophe insurance programs.

Title Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
Author Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2012-05-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 582
ISBN 9781107025066
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This Special Report explores the social as well as physical dimensions of weather- and climate-related disasters, considering opportunities for managing risks at local to international scales. SREX was approved and accepted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 18 November 2011 in Kampala, Uganda.

Title Geographical Abstracts
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1987
Category Geography
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015076241614
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
Author Christopher B. Field
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2012-05-28
Category Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781107380103
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Carbon Dioxide Capture And Storage by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group III.

Title Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage
Author Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group III.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2005-12-19
Category Science
Total Pages 431
ISBN 9780521866439
Language English, Spanish, and French
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IPCC Report on sources, capture, transport, and storage of CO2, for researchers, policy-makers and engineers.

Closing The Gap In A Generation by WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health

Title Closing the Gap in a Generation
Author WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health
Publisher World Health Organization
Release Date 2008
Category Medical
Total Pages 246
ISBN 9789241563703
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Social justice is a matter of life and death. It affects the way people live, their consequent chance of illness, and their risk of premature death. We watch in wonder as life expectancy and good health continue to increase in parts of the world and in alarm as they fail to improve in others.

Title Line Item Analysis of Earnings Quality
Author Nahum D. Melumad
Publisher Now Publishers Inc
Release Date 2009
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 148
ISBN 9781601982124
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Line-Item Analysis of Earnings Quality provides a comprehensive summary and analysis of the specific earnings quality issues pertaining to key line item components of the financial statements. After providing an overview of earnings quality and earnings management, Line-Item Analysis of Earnings Quality analyzes key line items from the financial statements. For each key line item, the authors: review accounting principles discuss implications for earnings quality evaluate the susceptibility of the item to manipulation describe analyses and red flags which may inform on the item's quality Line-Item Analysis of Earnings Quality will prove useful in conducting fundamental and contextual analyses through its analysis and evaluations"

Business Ethics by Stephen M. Byars

Title Business Ethics
Author Stephen M. Byars
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-09-24
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1947172565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020
Author United Nations
Publisher United Nations
Release Date 2020-01-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 236
ISBN 9789213583296
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2020 and 2021. Produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the five United Nations regional commissions, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, with contributions from the UN World Tourism Organization and other intergovernmental agencies.

Title Disaster Risk Financing A global survey of practices and challenges
Author OECD
Publisher OECD Publishing
Release Date 2015-11-04
Category
Total Pages 136
ISBN 9789264234246
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides an overview of the disaster risk assessment and financing practices of a broad range of economies. It draws on the G20/OECD Framework for Disaster Risk Assessment and Risk Financing and is based on a survey covering 29 economies.

Dull Disasters by Daniel J. Clarke

Title Dull Disasters
Author Daniel J. Clarke
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2016-06-24
Category
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780198785576
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In recent years, typhoons have struck the Philippines and Vanuatu; earthquakes have rocked Haiti, Pakistan, and Nepal; floods have swept through Pakistan and Mozambique; droughts have hit Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; and more. All led to loss of life and loss of livelihoods, and recovery will take years. One of the likely effects of climate change is to increase the likelihood of the type of extreme weather events that seems to cause these disasters. But do extreme events have to turn into disasters with huge loss of life and suffering? Dull Disasters? harnesses lessons from finance, political science, economics, psychology, and the natural sciences to show how countries and their partners can be far better prepared to deal with disasters. The insights can lead to practical ways in which governments, civil society, private firms, and international organizations can work together to reduce the risks to people and economies when a disaster looms. Responses to disasters then become less emotional, less political, less headline-grabbing, and more business as usual and effective. The book takes the reader through a range of solutions that have been implemented around the world to respond to disasters. It gives an overview of the evidence on what works and what doesn't and it examines the crucial issue of disaster risk financing. Building on the latest evidence, it presents a set of lessons and principles to guide future thinking, research, and practice in this area.

Title Protecting The Poor A Microinsurance Compendium
Author Craig Churchill
Publisher Academic Foundation
Release Date 2008
Category
Total Pages 654
ISBN 8171886701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Building Configuration and Seismic Design
Author Christopher Arnold
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1981
Category Buildings
Total Pages 304
ISBN UOM:39015009264329
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters
Author Max Wyss
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2014-06-16
Category Nature
Total Pages 606
ISBN 9780123964724
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on seismic hazard and risk assessment, economic impacts, fatality rates, and earthquake preparedness and mitigation Includes numerous illustrations, maps, diagrams and tables addressing earthquake risk reduction Features new insights and reviews of earthquake prediction, forecasting and early warning, as well as basic tools to deal with earthquake risk

Title Safer Homes Stronger Communities
Author Abhas K. Jha
Publisher World Bank Publications
Release Date 2010-01-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 404
ISBN 0821382683
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This handbook is designed to guide public sector managers and development practitioners through the process of large-scale housing reconstruction after major disasters, based on the experiences of recent reconstruction programs in Aceh (Indonesia), Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Gujarat (India) and Bam (Iran).

Title Human Security and Japan s Triple Disaster
Author Paul Bacon
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-06-27
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781317747475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security approach to the specific case of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that struck Japan on 11 March 2011, which has come to be known as Japan's ‘triple disaster’. This left more than 15,000 people dead and was the most expensive natural disaster in recorded history. The book identifies the many different forms of human insecurity that were produced or exacerbated within Japan by the triple disaster. Each chapter adds to the contemporary literature by identifying the vulnerability of Japanese social groups and communities, and examining how they collectively seek to prevent, respond to and recover from disaster. Emphasis is given to analysis of the more encouraging signs of human empowerment that have occurred. Contributors draw on a wide range of perspectives, from disciplines such as: disaster studies, environmental studies, gender studies, international relations, Japanese studies, philosophy and sociology. In considering this Japanese case study in detail, the book demonstrates to researchers, postgraduate students, policy makers and practitioners how the concept of human security can be practically applied at a policy level to the domestic affairs of developed countries, countering the tendency to regard human security as exclusively for developing states.

Title Handbook of Seismic Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Author S Tesfamariam
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date 2013-04-30
Category Science
Total Pages 912
ISBN 9780857098986
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Earthquakes represent a major risk to buildings, bridges and other civil infrastructure systems, causing catastrophic loss to modern society. Handbook of seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems reviews the state of the art in the seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems. Part one reviews research in the quantification of uncertainties in ground motion and seismic hazard assessment. Part twi discusses methodologies in seismic risk analysis and management, whilst parts three and four cover the application of seismic risk assessment to buildings, bridges, pipelines and other civil infrastructure systems. Part five also discusses methods for quantifying dependency between different infrastructure systems. The final part of the book considers ways of assessing financial and other losses from earthquake damage as well as setting insurance rates. Handbook of seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems is an invaluable guide for professionals requiring understanding of the impact of earthquakes on buildings and lifelines, and the seismic risk assessment and management of buildings, bridges and transportation. It also provides a comprehensive overview of seismic risk analysis for researchers and engineers within these fields. This important handbook reviews the wealth of recent research in the area of seismic hazard analysis in modern earthquake design code provisions and practices Examines research into the analysis of ground motion and seismic hazard assessment, seismic risk hazard methodologies Addresses the assessment of seismic risks to buildings, bridges, water supply systems and other aspects of civil infrastructure