Poverty, Disaster and Mobility: Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Hurricane Katrina Survivors
- Columbia Population Research Center
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; IN-PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIRED; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE (REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED)*
MARY C. WATERS
John L. Loeb Professor of Sociology
Columbia Population Research Center
About the Seminar
The Resilience in Survivors of Katrina (RISK) project is a longitudinal study of 1,019 (predominantly female) low-income parents from New Orleans. Begun in 2003, two years before Hurricane Katrina, it initially measured participants’ economic status, social ties, and mental and physical health. The disruption of the hurricane “provided an extremely rare opportunity to study the consequences of a disaster for the lives of vulnerable individuals and their families,” according to the RISK website. At this seminar, RISK co-director and Harvard sociologist Mary C. Waters (bio) will report on the findings of the three follow-up surveys and three rounds of in-depth qualitative interviews that were conducted post-Katrina. What impact does a natural disaster have on poverty and mobility?
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