A Social Vulnerability Index for Disaster Management
Flanagan, B., Gregory, E., Hallisey, E., et al. (2011). A Social Vulnerability Index for Disaster Management. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 8(1):Article 3.
This resource describes the development of a social vulnerability index (SVI) for emergency management based on 15 census variables at the census tract level. It includes a case study where the SVI is used to “explore the impact of Hurricane Katrina on local populations.”