"Falling down': earthquake insurance reform in New Zealand

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In sum, the many problems with the present earthquake insurance arrangements add up to a scheme that is totally inconsistent with sensible financial management and that is incompatible with the promotion of a fair and prosperous society. For nearly 50 yr, New Zealand property owners have contributed to and enjoyed a government mechanism intended to provide financial support to one another in the event of an earthquake. In recent years, however, that mechanism has been questioned and reformed. This paper outlines some of the arguments advanced in support of a policy change which is likely to have profound implications for New Zealand's economic, urban and regional geographies. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalPapers & Proceedings of Applied Geography Conferences - State University of New York at Binghamton
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


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