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Im, T., & Lee, H., & Lim, D.. (2018) Questionable Reform: The Adoption of the Double-Entry Bookkeeping and Accrual Basis Accounting System in Korea The Korean Journal of Policy Studies. 57-80(23p)
This study examines the factors that influence human vulnerability
to natural disasters by focusing on the seismic evaluation of school buildings in
Korea. Since natural disasters such as an earthquake often do not take people’s
lives directly, but rather indirectly through the destruction of physical structures,
seismic reinforcement of school buildings may reduce the vulnerability of their
occupants by strengthening structures to withstand such disasters. Disaster
mitigation measures are implemented within a state; however, little is known
about how they are distributed when the physical properties of structures are
taken into account. This paper analyzes a panel data based on the structural
properties of school buildings in eight different provinces between 2011 and
2015 using a logistic regression model. The results show that factors identified
in cross-country studies, such as economic capacity and political factors, still
have influence on earthquake preparedness at the state level, even when the
physical properties of structures or technical factors are considered.

human vulnerability, natural hazards, seismic evaluation, school buildings
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