Perceived vulnerability within several socio-demographic groups after the Fukushima accident


Results of the latter study also revealed that after the Fukushima accident, several socio-demographic groups showed increased perceived vulnerability. Namely, after the accident, women, older citizens, and citizens who did not work in public service showed higher levels of perceived nuclear risk. The authors emphasized in this context that people working in the public service in China mainly represent civil servants who are more supportive of the government and have higher socio-economic status, and thus perceive themselves as a less vulnerable group (Huang et al., 2013).

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