This book focuses on earthquake insurance for homeowners and their attitudes to the earthquake risk. It is based on a survey of California residents completed just a few months before the Lorna Prieta earthquake.
1. Earthquake Hazards and the Insurance Issue 2. Who Provides Earthquake Insurance? 3. The Decision to Purchase Insurance 4. The Study Design 5. Patterns of Insurance Purchase 6. Socioeconomic Characteristics and Insurance Purchase 7. Geophysical and Perceived Risk 8. Earthquake Insurance Purchase: Implications for Policy and Further Investigation