The hand of God or death : mitigating earthquake fatalities through aid and infrastructure

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520 |aThrough the perspective of the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, I examine the factors that decrease earthquake death tolls. I find that each additional dollar of aid per capita received by a nation two years prior to a quake causes a 2.36 percent decline in fatalities from the event; investment in infrastructure has ambiguous results. Furthermore, I conclude that the death toll of the Haitian quake was atypically high when compared to earthquakes of similar magnitude.
500 |aColorado College Honor Code upheld.
500 |aSenior Thesis -- Colorado College
500 |abachelor
500 |aBachelor of Arts
500 |aIncludes bibliographical references.
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540 |aCopyright restrictions apply.
300 |a60 pages : illustrations (some color)
100 1 |aMiller, Elyse Nicole|ecreator
700 1 |aKapuria-Foreman, Vibha|ethesis advisor
710 2 |aEconomics and Business|esponsor
710 2 |aColorado College|edegree grantor
650 1 |aMass casualties
245 10|aThe hand of God or death : mitigating earthquake fatalities through aid and infrastructure
046 |k2013
260 |a|bColorado College|c2013|g2013
856 |uhttp://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:8043
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700 1 |a|ecommittee member
650 1 |aODA
650 1 |aOfficial development aid
650 1 |aInfrastructure (Economics)
650 1 |aNatural disasters
650 1 |aEarthquakes
651 |aPort-au-Prince (Haiti)
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