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Flood Insurance: Some Determinants of Adoption

Flood Insurance: Some Determinants of Adoption The literature on response to natural hazards is surveyed to identify factors possibly at work in determining what coping behaviors are adopted. These factors are then explored in the context of a specific study or the purchase or nonpurchase of flood insurance in the floodplain communities of Seguin and New Braunfels, Texas. Three factors are found to be significantly related to insurance adoption: previous experience of flood damage, social class, and a single dimension of personality—internal-external locus of control. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economic Geography Taylor & Francis

Flood Insurance: Some Determinants of Adoption

Economic Geography , Volume 54 (3): 8 – Jul 1, 1978

Flood Insurance: Some Determinants of Adoption

Economic Geography , Volume 54 (3): 8 – Jul 1, 1978

Abstract

The literature on response to natural hazards is surveyed to identify factors possibly at work in determining what coping behaviors are adopted. These factors are then explored in the context of a specific study or the purchase or nonpurchase of flood insurance in the floodplain communities of Seguin and New Braunfels, Texas. Three factors are found to be significantly related to insurance adoption: previous experience of flood damage, social class, and a single dimension of personality—internal-external locus of control.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 1978 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1944-8287
eISSN
0013-0095
DOI
10.2307/142833
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Abstract

The literature on response to natural hazards is surveyed to identify factors possibly at work in determining what coping behaviors are adopted. These factors are then explored in the context of a specific study or the purchase or nonpurchase of flood insurance in the floodplain communities of Seguin and New Braunfels, Texas. Three factors are found to be significantly related to insurance adoption: previous experience of flood damage, social class, and a single dimension of personality—internal-external locus of control.

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Economic GeographyTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 1978

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