W. Lynn Shirley's research while affiliated with University of South Carolina and other places

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Objective. County-level socioeconomic and demographic data were used to construct an index of social vulnerability to environmental hazards, called the Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) for the United States based on 1990 data. Methods. Using a factor analytic approach, 42 variables were reduced to 11 independent factors that accounted for about 76...

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... For example, the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas) delineates the historical and political drivers of environmental injustices that materialise in social conflicts and community resistance against hazardous or unwanted activities (Temper et al., 2015). In contrast, social vulnerability indicators use demographic data to describe the effect of social, economic, political and infrastructural factors on the distribution of human susceptibility to environmental hazards, with Cutter et al.'s Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) being one of the most representative examples (Cutter et al., 2003). These indicators have been instrumental in understanding how environmental risks, such as flooding or heat, fall mostly on vulnerable sociodemographic groups (Hamstead et al., 2018). ...