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Title: A new approach for social vulnerability in mainland Portugal area for risk mitigation
Authors: Tavares, A. O. 
Barros, J. L. 
Santos, P. P. 
Mendes, J. M. 
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: CRC Press
Project: PTDC/ATPGEO/1660/2014 
Serial title, monograph or event: Safety & Reliability. Safe Societies in a Changing World
Place of publication or event: London
Conference: ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway
Abstract: The concept of Social Vulnerability (SV) is characterized by its multidimensionality. In the present study, Social Vulnerability was analyzed and evaluated according to the methodology developed by the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, which presents as innovative feature the incorporation of the Criticality and Support Capability components. Social Vulnerability was calculated for the 278 municipalities of mainland Portugal using factor analysis. The evaluation and calculation of the Criticality was carried out using 22 variables, selected from an initial number of 90, and the calculation of Support Capability was performed using 12 variables, from an initial number of 145 variables. The obtained outputs should be a working basis for the managers and stakeholders, authorities at different levels, and all the community with the objective of adopting adaptation and mitigation measures to natural and technological risks.
ISBN: 9781351174657
Rights: openAccess
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