Master of Arts (MA)
Global and Sociocultural Studies
First Advisor's Name
James P. Ito-Adler
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Walter Gillis Peacock
Third Advisor's Name
Date of Defense
This thesis explores the aid received by four Hispanic households towards recovery after Hurricane Andrew. The four households resided in South Miami Heights, a suburb of Miami. Through the use of questionnaires, information was gathered on various storm related topics. Because the Cuban community in Miami is influential, the role of the Cuban enclave is studied in relation to the recovery of these households. The influence of an urban environment on the extended family ties of these households is also addressed since the literature argues that these ties are powerful among Hispanics. Results show, that aid primarily came from two sources. Furthermore, the Cuban enclave appears to have had no discernible role in the recovery of these households. Finally, an urban setting did not appear to diminish extended family ties.
Alba, Manuel Rafael, "Natural disaster and household recovery in the aftermath of hurricane Andrew : a case study of four Hispanic households in South Miami Heights" (1995). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1187.
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