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Household Displacement and Return in Disasters: A Review

Paul, Nicole; Galasso, Carmine; Baker, Jack; (2024) Household Displacement and Return in Disasters: A Review. Natural Hazards Review , 25 (1) , Article 03123006. 10.1061/NHREFO.NHENG-1930. Green open access

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Abstract

Household displacement following disasters has become endemic in many areas worldwide, affecting at least 265 million people between 2008 and 2018. Although this figure includes short-term and potentially life-saving evacuations, there is ample evidence that not all households return after the emergency phase. Protracted displacement is associated with particularly negative consequences for the affected households and community. Yet, existing data on displacement duration are limited, and only a few disaster recovery models incorporate the multitude of factors beyond housing damage that are known to influence household return. This review synthesizes the current literature on disaster-induced displacement, including key terminology and context, the determinants of household return decisions, existing model-based approaches, and opportunities for future research. The identified key determinants of household return can be broadly organized into the following categories: physical damage to the built environment, psychological and social phenomena (e.g., attachment to place, social networks), household demographics (e.g., tenure, socioeconomic status), and pre- and postdisaster policies (e.g., housing reconstruction approach, design of aid programs).

Type: Article
Title: Household Displacement and Return in Disasters: A Review
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1061/NHREFO.NHENG-1930
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/nhrefo.nheng-1930
Language: English
Additional information: This work is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Keywords: Population displacement; Return or relocate; Disaster recovery; Household decisions
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10184822
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