Post Disaster Social Capital: Trust, Equity, Bayanihan and Typhoon Yolanda
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of disaster rehabilitation interventions on bonding social capital in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. Design/methodology/approach: The data from the project is drawn from eight barangays in Tacloban City, the Philippines. Local residents and politicians were surveyed and interviewed to examine perceptions of resilience and community self-help. Findings: The evidence shows that haphazard or inequitable distribution of relief goods and services generated discontent within communities. However, whilst perceptions of community cooperation and self-help are relatively low, perceptions of resilience are relatively high. Research limitations/implications: This research was conducted in urban communities after a sudden large-scale disaster. The findings are not necessarily applicable in the rural context or in relation to slow onset disasters. Practical implications: Relief agencies should think more carefully about the social impact of the distribution of relief goods and services. Inequality can undermine community level cooperation. PLEASE NOTE: there is an accessible pre-print version held at University of Nottingham.
CitationEadie, P., & Su, Y. (2018). Post disaster social capital: trust equity, bayanihan and Typhoon Yolanda. Disaster Prevention and Management, 27(3), https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-02-2018-0060
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