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What determines Australia's response to emergency and natural disasters

Feeny, Simon and Clarke, Matthew 2007, What determines Australia's response to emergency and natural disasters, Australian economic review, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 24-36, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8462.2007.00439.x.

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Title What determines Australia's response to emergency and natural disasters
Author(s) Feeny, Simon
Clarke, Matthew
Journal name Australian economic review
Volume number 40
Issue number 1
Start page 24
End page 36
Publisher Wiley Interscience
Place of publication Malden, MA
Publication date 2007-03
ISSN 0004-9018
1467-8462
Keyword(s) NON-governmental organizations
CRISIS management
FUND raising
CHARITIES
DISASTER relief
DISASTERS -- Social aspects
ALTRUISM
AUSTRALIA -- Politics & government -- 1945-
Summary This article examines the determinants of Australia's response to emergencies and natural disasters. It examines the response from the Australian public by examining contributions made to the appeals of the country's largest Non-Governmental Organisation: World Vision of Australia. It also examines the response of the Australian Government. The data include 43 emergencies and natural disasters since 1998. Results suggest that the responses from both the public and government are positively associated with the number of people affected, media coverage, and the level of political and civil freedom in the country where the event occurred. The type and location of the emergency or disaster are important for the public's response. Differences between public and government donations exist: support from the Australian Government is positively associated with smaller countries and there is some evidence that the public donates more to events occurring in larger and poorer countries.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8462.2007.00439.x
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, The University of Melbourne
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007842

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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