Distributing Natural Disaster Costs in Australia - Policy and Effects

Butler J.R.G. and Doessel D.P. (1983) Distributing Natural Disaster Costs in Australia - Policy and Effects. Economic Analysis and Policy, 13 1: 47-73. doi:10.1016/S0313-5926(83)50004-0


Author Butler J.R.G.
Doessel D.P.
Title Distributing Natural Disaster Costs in Australia - Policy and Effects
Journal name Economic Analysis and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-5926
Publication date 1983-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0313-5926(83)50004-0
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 73
Total pages 27
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
Abstract This paper presents an outline of government policy on natural disaster relief in Australia. Two effects of that policy on the distribution of the costs of a particular natural disaster (the 1974 Queensland floods) are then quantified. First, the relative shares of public sector relief borne by the three levels of government in Australia following that disaster are determined. Second, the distribution of the costs of that disaster between various groups (insurance, government, private philanthropy and the disaster victims themselves) is estimated. The success of the government's policy in achieving its objectives is then evaluated.
Q-Index Code C1
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